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Near Bonner Springs in Wyandotte County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The National Farmers Memorial

 
 
"The American Farmer" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
1. "The American Farmer" Sculpture
Centerpiece of the National Farmers Memorial
Inscription.
This Memorial is dedicated to the American Farmer past, present and future

To the Farmers of America
Because of the sacrifices that you have made
Because of the hardships that you have endured
Because of your determination to succeed
This National Farmers Memorial is dedicated to your purpose and in your honor, for you are the foundation of America, in the past, present and in the future.
Donald J. Meyer, Management
Union Project Coordinator

The Unveiling of the National Farmers' Memorial and Sculpture
"The American Farmer" by Lewis Watkins
September 1, 1986
Dedication Addresses
Robert E. Dole, U S Senator
Robert C. Myers, U S Deputy Sec. of Ag.
John Carlin, Gov. of Kansas
Harland Priddle, Kansas Secy. of Ag.

The Gala and Completion of the National Farmers Memorial and Sculpture "The American Farmer"
November 9, 1989
Dedication Addresses:
Clayton Yeutter, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Mike Hayden, Governor of Kansas
Sam Brownback, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture
S. Mason Carbaugh, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture
Edward Asner, Master of Ceremonies
A Special Tribute to
The American Farmer World Premier, "The Salt of the Earth"
by recording artists - The Bellamy
The National Farmers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
2. The National Farmers Memorial
Brothers


Founders
Harold L. Adkins
Robert A. Moffa
Lewis B. Watkins

Harold L. Adkins
A farmers [sic] son and a farmers advocate
Member of both 4-H and FFA
Director of the
Agricultural Hall of Fame
1977 - 1989
No man could earn a greater honor than to serve as director of the Hall of Fame twelve years & co-founder of a memorial that honors the American Farmer, past, present and future
Harold L. Adkins

Robert A. Moffa
1941 -
Composer [of] orchestral suite
"The American Farmer"
Past Present and Future
Premier August 21, 1986
"I was reared a farmer and know the lifestyle, the joys & sadness, the work, and the importance of keeping the existence of the American Farm. In my music I have tried to reflect the farmers' way of life, of the past & the present and to instill hope for the future."

Lewis Watkins
American Sculptor
1945 -
"Dreamers dream, while artists create dreams. I have found that the American Farmer creates his dreams each year with the beginning of each season. I am in hopes that my sculpture will influence the dreams of the farmer of the future, to provide for this country as he has in the past and present."


Faces reflected in the sculpture are, left to right; Harry E. Jackson, Elizabeth
The National Farmers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
3. The National Farmers Memorial Marker
Scholl, Alfred Hettinger, Tom Heath, Lee Adkins, Rick Malir, Youth of the Future, Wendy Ann Kramer.
 
Erected by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 39° 6.512′ N, 94° 52.39′ W. Marker is near Bonner Springs, Kansas, in Wyandotte County. Marker is on 126th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is at the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 630 North 126th Street, Bonner Springs KS 66012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bomber Builders (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ethnic Communities of Wyandotte County Sesquicentennial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kansas City, Kansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kansas Indian Reservations (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bonner Springs Veterans' Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Centennial Park Caboose (approx. 3.6 miles away); Edwardsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Moses Grinter (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bonner Springs.
 
Also see . . .  National Agricultural Hall of Fame. (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
National Farmers Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
4. National Farmers Memorial Dedication
National Farmers Memorial Unveiling image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
5. National Farmers Memorial Unveiling
National Farmers Memorial Completion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
6. National Farmers Memorial Completion
National Farmers Memorial Founders image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
7. National Farmers Memorial Founders
National Farmers Memorial - Adkins image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
8. National Farmers Memorial - Adkins
National Farmers Memorial - Moffa image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
9. National Farmers Memorial - Moffa
National Farmers Memorial - Watkins image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
10. National Farmers Memorial - Watkins
The National Farmers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
11. The National Farmers Memorial Marker
The American Farmer - Family image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
12. The American Farmer - Family
The Ameican Farmer - Farmers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
13. The Ameican Farmer - Farmers
The American Farmer - Tractor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
14. The American Farmer - Tractor
Flagpole at National Farmers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
15. Flagpole at National Farmers Memorial
Agriculture Hall of Fame Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
16. Agriculture Hall of Fame Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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