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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

16

Sets of incredible music on stage.


Photo: Lise Metzger

22,691

Concertgoers.


Photo: Jessica Ilyse Kurn

7

Skillshares and demonstrations to encourage festivalgoers to dig in!


3,261

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


Photo: Lise Metzger

29

Interactive exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village.


Photo: Lise Metzger

38

States represented by farmers (and future farmers!)


Photo: Scott Streble

375

Volunteers who made it all run smoothly.


18

HOMEGROWN Concessions® vendors serving family farm food to festivalgoers.


Photo: Lise Metzger

12

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


Photo: Lise Metzger

12

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


Photo: Brian Bruner

7

Extraordinary artist collaborations.


Photo: Lise Metzger

6,853

T-shirts sold, made with organic cotton.


48

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


Photo: Sabine Carey

4

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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