The Farm Aid family lost an important member and friend last week with the death of Elliot Roberts. As Neil Young’s manager, Elliot has always been there at Farm Aid, watching from the side of the stage as so many—including Farm Aid board members Neil Young and Mark Rothbaum—have noted. Over the years, Elliot’s knowledge and guidance has helped to strengthen Farm Aid. A renowned deal-maker with his artists’ best interests always at heart, Elliot set an essential example for Farm Aid to follow. Each year, backstage at the Farm Aid festival, he’d greet Farm Aid staff with a warm, “Happy Farm Aid!” All of us here at Farm Aid will miss him dearly.