Proceeds from the Farm Tour go toward college scholarships for students from local farming families who are attending local colleges or universities near their own town.
Over 100,000 people have attended the Farm Tour since it kicked off in 2009. Over 50 scholarships have been given out to date, according to Bryan's announcement.
Bryan, a Georgia native, told Billboard that the Farm Tour is a very personal experience for him.
"My whole existence, and the reason that I'm in country music, was based on me being in an agricultural family," Bryan told Billboard. "It taught me everything I know about life, and my work ethic. It has shaped who I am. I took all those values, and I brought them to Nashville, and used that hard work to get my career off the ground. I still go back home and talk to my dad, and talk about how the business is going. It's still very present, and very important in my life."
Luke Bryan 2018 Farm Tour dates:
- Sept. 27: Irwin, Ohio – Springfork Farms
- Sept. 28: Pesotum, Illinois – Atkins Farm
- Sept. 29: Boone, Iowa – Ziel Farm
- Oct. 4: Archer, Florida – Whitehurst Cattle Company
- Oct. 5: North Augusta, South Carolina – Misty Morning Farms
- Oct. 6: Ringgold, Georgia – Doug Yates Farms