Paul English at Farm Aid 2012

Blog | February 12, 2020

Farm Aid on the Loss of Beloved Board Member Paul English

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.

From left: Farm Aid executive director Carolyn Mugar, Farm Aid board member Paul English, and Farm Aid associate director Glenda Yoder. Photo: R. Diamond/WireImage

“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.”  

Annie Nelson and Paul English backstage at Farm Aid 2019. Photo: Linda Banks,

Willie Nelson performs with his drummer Paul English at Farm Aid 2012 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Photo: Ebet Roberts

Paul English, Farm Aid board member and drummer of Willie Nelson & Family, at Farm Aid 2012. Photo: Linda Banks,

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