Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro

Blog | October 4, 2019

Farm Aid 2019 By the Numbers

by Jessica Kurn

The rain couldn’t stop the incredible day had by all at Farm Aid 2019. It was amazing to see farmers, artists and music fans all coming together to celebrate family farmers and to raise awareness about the challenges they face.

Below are some of the numbers that demonstrate just how unique Farm Aid 2019 was!


Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro

17

Incredible performers graced the Farm Aid stage.

 

Photo: Scott Streble

30,000

Festivalgoers from all 50 states came to East Troy, Wisconsin.

 

Photo: Jessica Kurn

6

Skillshares and demos and 1 seed swap encouraged festivalgoers to dig in!

 

Photo: Hunger Task Force

4,500

Pounds of food donated by festivalgoers went to help Hunger Task Force, Inc. feed hungry families in the Milwaukee area. And 12,367 pounds of food was rescued from our HOMEGROWN Catering and Concessions operations. 

Photo: Scott Streble

40

Exhibits were in the HOMEGROWN Village.

Photo: Jessica Kurn

32

States, 1 territory (Puerto Rico), and 8 Native American Nations were represented by farmers who attended the festival.

Photo: Scott Streble

357

Volunteers and 60 Teamsters made the day run smoothly.

Photo: Scott Streble

55

HOMEGROWN Concessions® menu items were served by Legends Hospitality throughout the venue. The ingredients were grown with sustainable practices, sourced from family farms, and a fair price was paid to the farmers.

Photo: Anne Bedarf

13,868

Pounds of food waste and compostable products were collected and composted by our Green Team volunteers and Wisconsin group, Compost Crusaders, and diverted from the landfill.

Photo: Scott Streble

2

HOMEGROWN Youthmarkets stationed around the venue, gave local youth a chance to sell apples and other produce to festivalgoers.

 

Photo: Scott Streble

8,350

T-shirts sold were all made with organic cotton.

 

Photo: Scott Streble

7

Powerful grassroots events before the festival, including 3 farm tours, a film screening and a gathering of farmers, advocates and activists, explored their resilience and the strength in collective power.

 

Photo: Bob Weidman

9

Conversations between artists and farmers backstage were carried live on the Willie’s Roadhouse SiriusXM channel.

 

Photo: Scott Streble

2

Bold actions were taken to support family farm agriculture. Join the 1,400 people who’ve Taken Action now!

 

137

The number of countries with people tuning into our webcast during the festival.

Thank you for celebrating family farmers with us at Farm Aid 2019! Relive the day with photos and videos, and visit our online store to show your support by purchasing this year’s merch.

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