July 31, 2010

Maria Enie

Farm Aid's Nelson, Mellencamp to Reveal Details About Organization's 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert

MILWAUKEE – On Monday, August 2, at 11 a.m. CDT Farm Aid will come to Miller Park to reveal details about the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration. Co-founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will make a special appearance live via webcast during the event. The event will be streamed live at so that Farm Aid can share its exciting news with farmers and friends nationwide. This week, Nelson announced that the organization will mark its 25th anniversary with a concert event, “Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America,” in Milwaukee on October 2—the first time the concert will be staged in Wisconsin.

WHAT: Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America Announcement Event

WHO: Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, co-founders, Farm Aid
           Will Allen, founder and CEO, Growing Power, Inc.
           John Kinsman, President, Family Farm Defenders, and Wisconsin dairy farmer
           Rick Schlesinger, Vice President - Business Operations, Milwaukee Brewers
           Carolyn Mugar, executive director, Farm Aid

WHEN: Monday, August 2, 2010
           11:00 a.m. CDT

WHERE: Miller Park
1 Brewers Way
Milwaukee, Wis.

Attending media should enter Miller Park at the South Dock and proceed to the home plate area on the field.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $37 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms. Visit and follow Farm Aid at for anniversary updates.