On behalf of Farm Aid board and staff, Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar has issued the following statement on the passing of a beloved member of the Farm Aid family, board member Paul English. Paul had served on the Farm Aid board since the organization’s founding in 1985.
“Farm Aid mourns the loss of a beloved member of the Farm Aid family. Paul gave his talent and passion to Farm Aid in every way since 1985. Paul English joined Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young as the first members of Farm Aid’s Board of Directors, and he served as Farm Aid’s treasurer for many years. He was a wholehearted champion for family farmers and Farm Aid. Our hearts go out to Paul’s family and friends. Farm Aid’s entire community is forever grateful for the great gift of Paul’s friendship.”