Farm Aid's Work

Celebrating Family Farmers

Farm Aid works to shine a spotlight on our family farmers using innovation and hard work to grow good food for all of us. From our annual music and food festival that features family farm food and unites farmers, artists, and concerned citizens, to our inspiring and informative video and web campaigns, we are building a powerful movement that celebrates family farmers.

Farm Aid Festival

Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid festival to bring together a wide variety of artists, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on the land. Farm Aid is an all-day festival that brings together incredible music, good food and hands-on activities to get folks in touch with the roots of our food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $53 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement.

Learn about this year’s Farm Aid Festival

Past Farm Aid Festivals

Click here to explore a timeline for an interactive look back at Farm Aid festivals


Farmer Heroes

Every month, we shine a spotlight on a Farmer Hero who inspires us as we build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. So far, we’ve profiled more than 150 family farmers from all over the country. They may look different, sound different, and raise different foods from each other, but they share a common commitment to care for their land.

Meet our Farmer Heroes


Farmer Profile Videos

Farm Aid creates videos that show family farmers and our partners growing change in their communities. These videos are shown on our festival stage, where the farmers join Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and more to talk about their work; on national TV; and in our webcast. Here are a couple examples:

Watch more of our video profiles


Farm Aid Fact Sheets

Understanding our system of agriculture can be an intimidating challenge. That’s why we’ve created fact sheets that break down the issues affecting family farmers and all of us looking for good food. Here are a few of our most recent posts:

Check out more of our Fact Sheets

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