Archive for the ‘Farm Aid’ Category

Willie Nelson, “Valentine” (Farm Aid 1993)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Bid on VIP Experience for Evening with Farm Aid at Willie Nelson’s ranch, meet Nathaniel Rateliff (March 19, 2018)

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sharing this photo.

Willie Nelson and Jerry Jones (Feb. 3, 1992)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

1992 JONES
by:  Louis deLuca

February 3, 1992 –Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones (left) talks with country singing legend Willie Nelson during a news conference at Texas Stadium, announcing the stadium as the location for the fifth Farm Aid concert.

(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)

An Evening with Farm Aid at the Luck Reunion (March 14, 2018)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Join Farm Aid and Luck Reunion for an evening under the stars benefitting American Farmers.
This year Luck Reunion has invited Farm Aid to join us on the ranch in hosting their very own “An Evening with Farm Aid” event.

Tickets are on sale at 12pm CST TODAY

To Purchase your ticket

A purchase of your ticket directly goes to Farm Aid and unlocks a secret ticket code to purchase a ticket to the 2018 Luck Reunion.

The evening kicks off with cocktails and a locally-sourced, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Texas chefs Robert Lyford and Ben Runkle before lively sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. This is a special event you won’t want to miss!

An Evening with Farm Aid in Luck is the kickoff to the annual Luck Reunion which will take place the following day, March 15, in Luck, TX. By purchasing a dinner seat, you will unlock the exclusive opportunity to buy a ticket to the Luck Reunion–for which tickets are notoriously hard to come by.  To learn more about the Luck Reunion, please visit

Farm Aid Heroes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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

You can support family farmers:

Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Dottie West, “City of New Orleans” (Farm Aid 1985)

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Gary Clark, Jr., Farm Aid 2014

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Here's a #MusicMonday throwback to @garyclarkjr's electrifying performance at Farm Aid 2014! Were you there? Photo by Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc.

Willie Nelson and Neil Young #FarmAid

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Support Farm Aid and their investment in young future farmers

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Sankofa Community Garden. Photo: Sabine Carey
When I meet family farmers, I feel so much hope in our future. That’s why I’d like to introduce you to some young future farmers we met through our annual concert near Pittsburgh this year. They’re led by Mama Ayanna, as the young people in the garden call her. She’s changing her community and empowering teenagers through farming.
Ayanna Jones came back to her Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood after retiring from a successful career. Instead of taking it easy in retirement, she’s working hard to instill in youth what it means to do good work, to care for the earth, and to share your bounty with your neighbors. The end result is these young people feel valued—by their community and themselves.
Ayanna Jones. Photo: Sabine Carey
The young people—tilling the soil and harvesting healthy fruits and vegetables at Sankofa Community Gardenmay not all grow up to be farmers, but learning the values of agriculture will take them far in life. It’s already transforming their neighborhood. Ayanna says, “The garden enabled this community to blossom back to where it was when I was young. I grew up in this community and I’ve seen the best of the best here. I also saw the worst of the worst. Now I see the best of the best coming back.”
Family farmers make us incredibly proud. They are innovative and creative, and they deserve our support in growing a better kind of agriculture. With your help, we’re ensuring a future of good food for all of us and the values of family farm agriculture in the next generation.
As we gather with our families this holiday season, let’s give thanks for family farmers and the way they inspire hope in all of us.
Stay Strong and Positive,
Willie Nelson
Farm Aid President and Founder
PS: Your gift to Farm Aid is a way for you to guarantee that even in spite of all of the challenges we face, we have the strength of independent family farmers on the land, in rural and urban communities

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Today's #WednesdayWisdom comes from Ayanna Jones, who came back to her Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood after retiring from a successful career. Instead of taking it easy in retirement, she’s working hard to instill in youth what it means to do good wo

Thank you, Farmers #FarmAid

Monday, December 18th, 2017

The real MVPs of #FarmAid2017 ?

Support Family Farmers, Support Farm Aid

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
2017 has been an especially difficult year for family farmers. With wildfires and devastating hurricanes, farmers across the country have been hit hard, if not completely wiped out. Though the disasters have passed, and the headlines have disappeared, Farm Aid continues to help farmers tackle the immense recovery effort ahead of them. Your support means we can be there for farmers every day.
Michael, Caroline and their daughter Luna with their water pump, rebuilt after the flood on Bootstraps Farm. Photo courtesy of Michael Buttrill.
Let me tell you about two farmers who know all too well what a natural disaster can mean. Michael Buttrill and Caroline Smith of Bootstraps Farm in Renick, West Virginia, faced catastrophic flooding in 2016 that wiped out their farm. With the farm lost, Caroline said that they were ready to throw in the towel. But Farm Aid and their community had their backs.
Caroline and Michael joined us at the Farm Aid concert this year and they talked about the community that has grown around their farm—the same community that rallied around them when they needed help. Farm Aid was there, too.
Caroline and Michael (right) join (from left) host Kara Holsopple, Farm Aid artist Valerie June, and farmers Lisa Freeman and Tara Rockacy at Farm Aid 2017.
On the Farm Aid stage, Caroline said, “We got a Farm Aid check in the mail and it was like, ‘We don’t have to worry about paying the bills.’ It really meant a lot to have an organization step up and say, ‘We don’t want to lose you, we want you to be able to come back and grow next year.’ Because we weren’t getting any relief from FEMA or the USDA right away.” Michael agreed, “With Farm Aid and our community, who turned out with donations and rakes and shovels, I knew, OK, we’re going back to work!'”
This is what Farm Aid is about: showing farmers we stand with them, especially in tough times. And we’re there for the long run, too, not just in times of trouble.
All of us gain when we strengthen family farm agriculture. Nothing is more crucial to our well-being than a healthy food supply that sources directly from family farmers who care for our soil and water.
Stay Strong and Positive,
Willie Nelson
Farm Aid President and Founder
P.S. Thank you for your support. I’m glad to know I can count on you.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Some #WednesdayWisdom from Lukas Nelson, @lukasnelsonofficial.