Farm Aid 2014

Farm Aid 2014

Farm Aid is coming to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 13! The concert lineup features Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White and more.

Farm Aid Tickets

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 at 10 a.m. Learn how to get yours on our Ticket Information page.

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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 >>

For Farmers


and visit the
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

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp has never been satisfied with what is. He has always been more than an image, his music always more than Top 40 hits or latter day roots rock, his goal always more than the considerable commercial success he's achieved... In his career and in life, he has always wanted more and he has always given more in return.

Bringing together rock, folk, country, blues and R&B, he has sold more than 40 million albums and received 11 Grammy nominations and was, earlier this year, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He received the 2003 Woody Guthrie Award (for exemplifying the ideals of the legendary folksinger) and, in 2001, was honored with Billboard's highest accolade, the Century Award for distinguished creative achievement. Last year, he was awarded ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, in recognition of his outstanding use of music in the service of humanity. Along these lines, Mellencamp journeyed to Washington, DC last year and performed a concert at Walter Reed Hospital for wounded service people which was broadcast live.

The canon of hit songs, including "Pink Houses," "Hurts So Good," "Rain On The Scarecrow," "Authority Song," "Jack & Diane," "Small Town," "Cherry Bomb," "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.," "Peaceful World," "Crumblin' Down," "Human Wheels," "Lonely Ol' Night," "Check It Out," ""Human Wheels," "Paper In Fire," "Your Life Is Now," and many others - have touched our lives as the artist continues to make his way. “Life Death Love and Freedom,” produced by T Bone Burnett, was released earlier this summer and garnered the most enthusiastic reviews of any record he’s released over the course of his four-decade long career. The New York Times called it “a brave album in the way it sets aside all his old consolations;” Time Magazine called it “his best in a decade;” Rolling Stone saluted the record as “one of the most compelling albums of [his] career” while USA called it “one of [his] finest efforts to date.”

His artistic output also includes his continuing collaboration with Stephen King on a play with music, entitled "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County." He continues to paint and remains as passionate, outspoken, restless and committed - now, more than ever.

Mellencamp still lives and records in Bloomington, Indiana, near where he grew up. He is still, very much, an artist from and of the American heartland.

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