Farm Aid 2015: September 19
"The first Farm Aid concert featured more than 50 artists on one stage. In the 29 years since, hundreds more artists have given their time and talent to support family farmers. This year, we would like to invite even more artists to join us onstage as we celebrate family farm agriculture." – Willie Nelson
Farm Aid Music Preservation Project
Featuring performances by nearly 400 artists since 1985, Farm Aid has a rich trove of musical archives that are culturally significant and artistically important.
Thirty Years of Action for Family Farmers
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young organized a groundbreaking concert in 1985 to raise awareness and funds to help America's family farmers, sparking a family farm movement that continues to this day. Dave Matthews joined the Board of Directors in 2001, adding another strong voice to Farm Aid's work. Check out our interactive timeline with highlights from Farm Aid's thirty years.
For this month's Farmer Hero profile, we spoke with Pete Flynn, a first-generation Pennsylvania farmer. He and his family are growing good food for their community while helping to feed the hungry at the Chester County Food Bank.
Pete says, "I believe in the importance of sustainability of local food — it just makes sense."
Farm Aid Resource Network
Connects family farmers with hundreds of organizations that have ideas for diversifying and strengthening their farms.
Whether you're looking for help writing a business plan or applying for a loan, you're interested in learning new farming methods, or you're hoping to get involved in local advocacy efforts, find it in the Farm Aid Resource Network.