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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Thank you, Farm Aid Board Members: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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Thank you, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Who's ready to see the Farm Aid Board of Directors hit the stage?! ?After the amazing @jackjohnson and @sherylcrow, Dave will hit the stage at 7:25pm. Watch all the action at farmaid.org

Farm Aid Heroes

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Farm Aid Board Members Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp.

photo:  Brian Bruner

Great music, supporting farmers, and strengthening America since 1985 #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.

Farm Aid accomplishes its mission by:

Promoting Food from Family Farms

We know that to keep family farmers on the land we have to increase the number of people buying their good food. From our annual concert event that features family farm food and unites farmers, artists, and concerned citizens, to our inspiring and informative tv, radio, mail and web campaigns (including our HOMEGROWN.org website), we are building a powerful movement for good food from family farms.

Growing the Good Food Movement

In order for family farmers to thrive we have to create more markets for them, giving more people the opportunity to access family farm food. Farm Aid fosters connections between farmers and eaters by growing and strengthening local and regional markets and working to get family farm food in urban neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other public institutions.

Helping Farmers Thrive

Since 1985, Farm Aid has answered 1-800-FARM-AID to provide immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis. Now Farm Aid’s online Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to an extensive network of organizations across the country that help farmers find the resources they need to access new markets, transition to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and survive natural disasters.

Taking Action to Change the System

Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture.We’ve worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones. By strengthening the voices of family farmers, Farm Aid stands up for the people upon whom we all depend. Farm Aid’s Action Center allows concerned citizens to become advocates for farm policy change.

Learn More

Dave Matthews #FarmAid2017

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, “Grave Digger” (Farm Aid 25)

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

“This is a song by a friend of mine, who is also my hero: Willie Nelson.” — Dave Matthews

Monday, December 19th, 2016

“This is a song by a friend of mine, who is also my hero — Willie Nelson.” — Dave Matthews (4/21/02)

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Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews, Fenway Park

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Win a trip to Farm Aid 2016 and meet Dave Mathews #Road2FarmAid

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Farm Aid Heroes: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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These four are true heroes.  They have done so much to help so many, directly and indirectly, through their commitment to Farm Aid.  The money raised from the concerts they help organize has raised millions and millions (over $20 Million) that has been used to help family farmers, and create the Farm Aid organization that has grown out from that first fund raising event.    Year after year, for thirty years now, every fall,  these four dedicated artists have dropped everything, interrupted lucrative tours, left families at home, and flown themselves and their band members in to perform at the annual concert.   And they invite their friends and other musicians to do the same thing, for frees.

Millions of dollars have been raised to support family farmers, through Farm Aid.  Net works, crisis help lines, crisis assistance, resources, financial support are just a few of the ways Farm Aid has helped the family farmer stay on the land.  As well as keeping farmers on the land, networks created help support new farmers obtain land and education about farm.  Their work affects all of us — we all benefit from healthy food grown by farmers who really are the caretakers of the land, and not hourly paid worker for a large corporation.  So many farms are transitioning now, and farmers age and retire.  When there is no family member to continue farming, the productive farmland is sold to a corporations, who goal is not to be a steward of the land, but to make millions from it, with their chemicals and genetically modified seeds.

Thank you Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews

Learn more about Farm Aid, and how you can support them here:
www.FarmAid.org.

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, “Grave Digger” (Farm Aid 25)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This day in Willie Nelson history: Fenway Park, with Dave Matthews (5/30/2009)

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

 

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On May 29, 2009, Willie Nelson ended  two-night run in concert at Boston’s historic Fenway Park with the Dave Matthews Band.

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Pete Seeger and Friends, “This Land is Your Land” (Farm Aid 2013)

Saturday, January 31st, 2015