Farm Aid 2014

Farm Aid 2014

We're excited to announce the date of Farm Aid 2014: Saturday, September 13! Unfortunately, that's all we can share with you right now, but we wanted to let you—our most loyal fans—be the first to know the date.

Stay tuned, we'll make the full announcement soon, including the complete lineup. Thanks for your support, and your patience—there's an awesome Farm Aid 2014 in the works!

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Ag Census - Loss of Farms

The New Agriculture Census

Every five years, starting way back in 1840, the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases a new ag census.

We've combed through and picked out the top 10 things the new census tells us about family farmers and our food system right now.

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Farmer Heroes

Sarah Hoffman & Jacqueline Smith

Our newest Farmer Heroes are the operators of Green Dirt Farm in Missouri.

They're one of only 150 sheep dairies in the country, and talk about how they got into farming, their cheesemaking, and starting a new project to unite sheep dairies transitioning from feeding animals concentrated grains to grass.

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We started out to save the family farmer. Now it looks like the family farmer is going to save us. -- Willie Nelson

What is a family farmer?

The truth is that there is no hard-and-fast definition of what a family farm is. So what does Farm Aid mean when we talk about them?

Learn how many family farmers are on the land now, why we've lost so many over the past few decades, and what Farm Aid is doing to keep family farmers growing good food for all of us.

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Farmer Resource Network

The Farm Aid Resource Network

Connects family farmers with hundreds of organizations that have ideas for diversifying and strenghtening 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.

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Farmer Hero

Farmer hero

Sarah Hoffmann & Jacqueline Smith

Sarah and Jacqueline run Green Dirt Farm in Missouri, one of only 150 sheep dairies in the country. Learn how they got into farming and how they're giving back. Read more >>

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Farm Aid Resource Network.

If you are a farmer looking for advice, assistance, or just some resources for your farm, Farm Aid is here to help.

Farm Aid 2013 - new concert gear

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

For the truly multi-dimensional Willie Nelson—singer, songwriter, Gypsy jazz guitarist, producer, bandleader, family man, perennially touring musician, Hollywood actor, entrepreneur, rancher, golfer, proud Texan, leader of the Good Food Movement, and godfather of music’s Outlaw Country movement—it continues to be a hell of a ride. Shotgun Willie, whose 75th birthday was celebrated on April 30, 2008, has been making music over the course of eight distinct decades and has been a recording artist for more than five of those decades.

While he started his colorful career picking cotton at the age of three in his hometown of Abbott, Texas, Willie grew to become the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie’s catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable honor to be bestowed upon a person in his profession, including six GRAMMY wins, a President's Merit Award, a Grammy Legend Award and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Willie’s latest projects, reflecting his boundless creativity and diverse talent, include a foray into fiction and a collaboration with jazz great Wynton Marsalis.

“A Tale Out of Luck,” co-authored with Mike Blakely, is a classic western tale, that brings to life characters and themes central to any great Wild West novel—Texas Rangers, cattle rustling, Indians warriors, women of ill repute, saloons, shootouts and more.“A Tale Out of Luck”is the back story for Willie’s false-front western town which he built outside of Austin, and named, “Luck.”

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis’s acclaimed collaboration Two Men with the Blues debuted in July at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of 21,650, marking a career-high for both of these legendary artists. Released July 8, 2008, by Blue Note Records, Two Men with the Blues has also been garnering rave reviews from critics across the musical spectrum. The Boston Globe called it “an unmitigated, ear-tickling success,” while Billboard remarked that the album’s “enviably assured vibe pretty much drips out of the speakers.”

Jazz at Lincoln Center has also just announced a return engagement to the site where the album was recorded live in January 2007. On February 9, 2009, Willie & Wynton will reunite, this time in JALC’s Rose Theater to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.

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