Alabama NewsCenter — Organic Farmer Nelson Wells on a Mission to Improve Health of Alabamians

| July 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Allison Law
Alabama Living

Standing 6 feet, 5 inches tall, with a football player’s physique, only his gray beard gives away Nelson Wells’ age. At 58, he says his good health is a reflection of his lifestyle – and he wants all Alabamians to share in that mindset of wellness.

He and his wife, Joan, own Lifetime Natural Organic Farm in Macon County, which grows, harvests and sells U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic seasonal produce. The Wells are a supplier to Whole Foods, Publix and a school system in Alabama, but they have an ambitious vision to expand their economic base and be a catalyst for change in the health of people in the Black Belt.

He still talks a bit like the surfer dude he was growing up in San Diego – friends often call him “Kahuna” – before he went on to play football at the University of Southern California. He worked as a project manager for Fortune 500 companies and has traveled the world, but now he’s a farmer, and he’s proud to call Macon County home.

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