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Blog | September 28, 2017

Farm Aid 2017 By the Numbers

Farm Aid 2017 was an incredible day! We continue to be impressed by the dedication of the artists who came together to highlight the challenges family farmers face and amplify farmer voices. As Farm Aid gets back to the daily work of answering the farmer hotline and helping farmers recover from devastating natural disasters, our favorite moments from the concert energize and inspire us. Here are a few of the numbers that capture how Farm Aid 2017 was a truly unique festival.

Photo: Lise Metzger


Sets of incredible music on stage.

Photo: Lise Metzger



Photo: Jessica Ilyse Kurn


Skillshares and demonstrations to encourage festivalgoers to dig in!


Pounds of food rescued and donated to Washington County community organizations.

Photo: Lise Metzger


Interactive exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village.

Photo: Lise Metzger


States represented by farmers (and future farmers!)

Photo: Scott Streble


Volunteers who made it all run smoothly.


HOMEGROWN Concessions® vendors serving family farm food to festivalgoers.

Photo: Lise Metzger


Cubic yards of compostable material diverted from the landfill to make soil.

Photo: Lise Metzger


Young people selling 6 kinds of local fruits at 2 HOMEGROWN Youthmarkets.

Photo: Brian Bruner


Extraordinary artist collaborations.

Photo: Lise Metzger


T-shirts sold, made with organic cotton.


States and 5 countries represented by ticket buyers coming together for family farmers.

Photo: Sabine Carey


Events for farmers and eaters preceding the concert, including 2 farm tours, a farmer gathering, and a public forum about the need for public investment in local food systems.

And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed this look at Farm Aid 2017 by the numbers and hope you’ll join us for next year’s festival.

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