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.
Sets of incredible music on stage.
Skillshares and demonstrations to encourage festivalgoers to dig in!
Pounds of food rescued and donated to Washington County community organizations.
Interactive exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village.
States represented by farmers (and future farmers!)
Volunteers who made it all run smoothly.
HOMEGROWN Concessions® vendors serving family farm food to festivalgoers.
Cubic yards of compostable material diverted from the landfill to make soil.
Young people selling 6 kinds of local fruits at 2 HOMEGROWN Youthmarkets.
Extraordinary artist collaborations.
T-shirts sold, made with organic cotton.
States and 5 countries represented by ticket buyers coming together for family farmers.
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.