The National Farmers Memorial is located at the entrance of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. The only national memorial honoring farmers and their contributions to America, past and present, was designed by nationally renowned artist and sculptor Lewis Watkins. Each massive, high-relief bronze and steel panel measures 10 x 11 feet and weighs approximately 1.5 tons. The first panel shows the American farmer of the past, sowing the fields by hand with his wife and child beside him. The second panel represents the present-day farmer at the beginning of the season, facing the challenge of a new year, just beginning. In the third panel, a young man upon a futuristic tractor reminds us that the future lies with our youth. The panels are installed in the face of a large masonry covered mound, which symbolizes the earth.The memorial was dedicated in 1989.