Margo Price is today (April 8th) a member of the Board of Directors of Farm Aid, making it the first female artist to do so. Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp founded the annual benefit for American farmers in 1985. Annie Nelson, the beloved singer-songwriter’s wife, joins Price as another new board member, which includes Dave Matthews and six other members.
Price shared a brief statement regarding her appointment:
Performing on the Farm Aid stage with my heroes is always a thrill, and becoming a member of the Farm Aid Board of Directors is one of the greatest honors of my life. It has been a dream of mine to help family farmers and communities across America since my family lost their farm in the fall of 1984, a year before the first Farm Aid concert. I hope that my voice will shed light on the issues of climate change, our health and the health of our soil and water, and above all, food justice.
Farm Aid hosted its 35th anniversary edition online last fall, and details of how the company will proceed in 2021 have not yet been released. Price released her third album “That’s How Rumors Get Started” last summer.