Well, if you think that tractor’s sexy, you are going to love this news. John Deere will be hosting a virtual country music benefit concert to help farmers struggling due to the pandemic.
Farmers in Need
“The Farm Must Go On by John Deere” concert will be teaming up with the nonprofit group, Farm Rescue. The group works with farmers and ranchers all over the Midwest, like Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.
According to the nonprofit, the concert will be benefiting farmers and ranchers that have taken a hit due to the virus. This includes those who experienced “major illness, injury or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant, hay, or harvest their crop.” They also have said they will help the farmers and ranchers with livestock feeding assistance.
In addition, the concert proceeds will directly benefit Farm Rescue, who will provide those in need with its volunteer workforce. The money will cover food, lodging, gas, and other machinery expenses.
How, When, Where, and Who to Watch
The show will not be one you will want to miss, with performances by Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning, and Tyler Farr.
You can stream the event on YouTube; however, it will take place at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville on December 9th at 7 p.m. CT.
The concert will be free to watch, and donations are strongly encouraged and appreciated. You can find the link to the nonprofit and find out more about how to watch the show on JohnDeere.com/TheFarmMustGoOn.
“The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by everyone throughout the country and around the world. Farmers are no exception,” said Bill Gross, President, and Founder of Farm Rescue, in a statement. “COVID highlights the vulnerability of family farms. When something unpredicted happens, not only is the family carrying that health burden, but also the pressure to produce, and the stresses of maintaining a viable operation.”