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!
Incredible performers graced the Farm Aid stage.
Festivalgoers from all 50 states came to East Troy, Wisconsin.
Skillshares and demos and 1 seed swap encouraged festivalgoers to dig in!
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.
Exhibits were in the HOMEGROWN Village.
States, 1 territory (Puerto Rico), and 8 Native American Nations were represented by farmers who attended the festival.
Volunteers and 60 Teamsters made the day run smoothly.
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.
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.
HOMEGROWN Youthmarkets stationed around the venue, gave local youth a chance to sell apples and other produce to festivalgoers.
T-shirts sold were all made with organic cotton.
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.
Conversations between artists and farmers backstage were carried live on the Willie’s Roadhouse SiriusXM channel.
Bold actions were taken to support family farm agriculture. Join the 1,400 people who’ve Taken Action now!
The number of countries with people tuning into our webcast during the festival.