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Willie Nelson, Farm Aid 2022, “On The Road Again”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Farm Aid 2022 by the numbers

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

www.FarmAid.org

For all of us at Farm Aid, last month’s festival was an energizing celebration of music and food in support of family farmers. Whether you were there with us in Raleigh or took part at home, we hope it was a meaningful day that reminded you of what farmers do for all of us, from providing us with good food to growing solutions for climate change.

Today, we’re looking back at Farm Aid 2022 to share experiences of fans in the crowd and people working backstage.

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Incredible performances on the Farm Aid stage. You can relive your favorites with photos and videos right here.

Farm Aid 2022 crowd

The lawn at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Scott Streble

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Festivalgoers joined us at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Not all of them messed up the lyrics during the sing-along for John Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane,” but most of them did!)

Triangle Land Conservancy table

Triangle Land Conservancy at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Scott Streble

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Local and national organizations participated in our HOMEGROWN Village, with exhibits focused on solutions that family farm agriculture can have on climate change.

Woman at seed swap

The Seed Swap at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Lise Metzger

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HOMEGROWN Skills demonstrations that encouraged festivalgoers to dig in by learning how to harvest food in their backyards, growing mushrooms, saving seeds and more. Learning materials and how-tos are available here.

Young woman petting a goat

Young woman meeting a goat at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Scott Streble

Millions

Approximate number of pets and snuggles festivalgoers gave to the amazingly cute heritage breed animals in the HOMEGROWN Mini-Farm.

Women serving food

Catering volunteers. Photo © Scott Streble

7,601

Pounds of food donated to local food rescue organizations from HOMEGROWN Concessions® and catering to reduce waste and feed the community.

temporary tattoos

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Areas to get temporary farm-related tattoos in the HOMEGROWN Village. (As far as we know, no permanent tattoos were inked at the festival.)

volunteers at Farm Aid 2022

Volunteers at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Scott Streble

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Volunteers helped make Farm Aid 2022 possible. Thank you! ??

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Festivalgoer Savi Horne, an incredible North Carolina farm advocate, enjoys a pork chop from Patchwork Family Farms at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Lise Metzger

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Menu items in HOMEGROWN Concessions® enjoyed by fans throughout the venue. Nine menu items featured North Carolina-pastured pork. All the ingredients were grown with sustainable practices, sourced from family farms, and a fair price was paid to the farmers.

compost table

Compost Your Scraps table. Photo © Alexandria Ward

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Pounds of food waste and compostable products were collected and composted by our Green Team volunteers and diverted from the landfill.

young people holding apples

A HOMEGROWN Youthmarket table. Photo © Scott Streble

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HOMEGROWN Youthmarkets, staffed by local young people, sold fresh fruit and nuts to festivalgoers.

farmer leading a tour

Thomas Savage of Allied Organic Farms leading a tour that took place the day before Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Lise Metzger

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People took part in our pre-festival events focused on, “Equity, Climate, Ag and The Way Forward.” Five farms were visited on our farm tours, and one documentary film called The Smell of Money was screened.

HeadCount table

HeadCount at Farm Aid 2022. Photo © Scott Streble

Dozens

Of people registered to vote or verified their voter status with our partners from HeadCount to participate in this year’s election.

News and Observer cover

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Media stories about Farm Aid 2022 in outlets like BillboardRolling StoneRaleigh News & Observer and more the week of September 24 and in the weeks since.

Thank you for celebrating family farmers with us this year. Make sure to wear your support of family farmers year-round by purchasing Farm Aid 2022 merch.

And stay tuned to our YouTube channel for more music and videos; we have more coming soon!

Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid 2022

Monday, September 26th, 2022

photo: Suzanne Codeiro

www.Billboard.com
by: Thom Duffy

Read article here

Willie Nelson’s greeting ahead of the annual Farm Aid benefit concert for family farmers in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday (Sept. 24) reaffirmed the organization’s nearly four-decade commitment to the men and women who feed the nation. 

This year, Farm Aid focused on the challenge those farmers face amid the climate crisis — a challenge intertwined with the nation’s legacy of racial injustice.

“Our struggle right now is beyond us. It’s cutting deep. It’s the very planet that we’re standing on that’s in peril and we’ve got to figure it out,”  said Savonola “Savi” Horne, executive director of Land Loss Prevention Project, which advocates for Black farmers in North Carolina, speaking during a gathering of Farm Aid supporters the evening before the concert. 

“And even as we figure that out, we’ve gotta find justice for the legacy issues of our lifetime — racial inequality, environmental justice,” Horne said. “We can’t just kind of glaze it over and just say okay let’s all save the planet. We’ve got to really figure out ways in which we can mend the brokenness within all of us. Because all of us are part of this.”

Since the first Farm Aid concert in 1985, the organization has raised more than $64 million to support a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.  

Wait… make that some $65 million. 

In a late-evening surprise appearance Saturday, Jim Irsay, owner of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts — and frontman of a band that jammed with John Mellencamp at the Colts Kickoff Concert earlier this month — joined Mellencamp onstage to present a $1 million check to Farm Aid.

From the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, here are 14 more inspiring things we saw and heard at Farm Aid 2022.

‘A Major Farmer Mobilization in Washington’

Due to the pandemic, this marked the first time since 2019 that Farm Aid began with a press conference to highlight farmer concerns — and it was the first time ever that the press conference was live-streamed. That livestream carried the news that Farm Aid, in partnership with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and some 35 other activist groups, planned “a major farmer mobilization in Washington” in March 2023, according to Farm Aid cultural impact director Michael Stewart Foley. “Congress needs to get the message that farmers are counting on a Farm Bill that delivers climate solutions — climate solutions that center racial justice, that address on-farm climate challenges and prioritize what works for family farmers,” Foley said.

Raising Food and Rising Stars

Every year Farm Aid showcases performers who are just on the edge of greater stardom and the honor this year went to Nashville’s Brittney Spencer and Texas-bred Charley Crockett. “My grandmother’s family is from Raleigh,” Spencer said. “But I think we’re all friends and family here now.”  In a style that edged from country to mainstream pop, Spencer sang with sweetness and honesty in the heartfelt “Sober & Skinny,” a highlight of her set. Crockett’s career has been on a slow burn ready to explode.  After six years of recording, he earned the 2021 emerging artist of the year Award from the Americana Music Association. His sound — soulful, twanging vocals backed by pedal steel and trumpet — soared over the amphitheater.

The Legacy of Music Activism 

Among those who had traveled to Saturday’s concert were Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and the Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele, co-executive directors of the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tenn. They were representing one of the great activist organizations in American history, one rooted in music. Founded in 1932 as the Highlander Folk School — where Pete Seeger came to sing and mobilize — the center today works with people in Appalachia and the South in fighting for justice, equality and sustainability through grassroots organizing and movement building. Woodward-Henderson and Maxfield-Steele were embraced by one of the activists who trained at Highlander — Carolyn Mugar, who has been executive director of Farm Aid since its creation in 1985.

‘A Beloved Community

“I am a black, queer, new immigrant,” said Canada’s Allison Russell, who was returning to the Farm Aid stage for the second time after performing in Hartford last September. “It has been life-changing to be welcomed into this community. This is a beloved community and we are changing this world for the better.” Joined by Farm Aid board member Margo Price, co-headliner Sheryl Crow and Brittney Spencer, Russell brought her set to a peak with only the second live performance of “Georgia Rise,” which she performed Monday (Sept. 19) to support Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

‘The Unequal Distribution of Resources

Decton and Christina Hylton brought their message of farming, climate activism and racial justice to Farm Aid in a video message shown during the concert. “If we really want to solve the problem of climate change, we already have the resources,” said Decton Hyton.  “The issue is the unequal distribution of the resources. It is really hard for people of color to get access to loans and grants to implement the things that are necessary to make a change” in how they farm.

The Presence of Patagonia

Farm Aid has a rigorous process for vetting corporate sponsors of its concerts. The outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia passed that test — even before the announcement earlier this month that company founder Yvon Chouinard was transferring ownership of Patagonia (valued at about $3 billion) to a trust and foundation set up to combat climate change. At Farm Aid, the company was showcasing its latest venture, moving the source of industrial hemp used in its Workwear clothing line from Northern China to a small family farm in Bourbon, Kentucky. 

‘That’s Some Hard Work

“This is literally my favorite event,” declared Sheryl Crow, a repeat Farm Aid performer.  She described growing up in Missouri amid cotton farms and spending time picking cotton as a high school project. “That is some hard work!” Farm Aid is the concert that most speaks “to where I’m from. I feel incredibly humbled to be included.”  In a set packed with her own hits, Crow blew scorching blues harp on a cover of “Live With Me” from the Rolling Stones. “I’m no Mickey Raphael, I’ll say that,” she quipped, in tribute to Willie Nelson’s longtime harmonica player.

The Brothers Nelson

It is a tribute to Willie Nelson’s musical eclecticism that he and his wife Annie have raised two sons, Micah and Lukas, who have taken such disparate but rewarding musical paths. Micah Nelson, billed as Particle Kid, played early in the day Saturday with his compelling style of alternative rock that defies easy categorization.  Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real followed Sheryl Crow’s set with songs that were alternately intense, playful and wistful. Lukas Nelson welcomed Britteny Spencer, Allison Russell and Dave Matthews’s accompanist Tim Reynolds on stage to perform “Poor Elijah (A Tribute to Robert Johnson),” first recorded in the early 1970s by Delaney and Bonnie with Eric Clapton. But the crowd pleaser, of course, was his romp through “Carolina.”

Missing Neil Young

In previous years, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Year have backed Neil Young with an energy that rivals Young’s legendary sessions with Crazy Horse. This was the second year that Young, a Farm Aid board member, opted to sit out the benefit, citing concerns with COVID-19. A survivor of a life-threatening brain aneurysm in 2005 and the father of children with serious health conditions, Young has more reason than most to be cautious. But perhaps his absence was a reminder of the importance of not judging how any individual continues to cope with a pandemic that has killed more than 1.05 million in the United States alone. (Farm Aid noted before Saturday’s event it was  “staying up to date on the latest CDC guidance and industry best practices to limit the transmission of COVID-19.”)  Two days before the festival, a COVID case caused Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats to cancel their Farm Aid performance.

The Great Inheritor

Chris Stapleton himself needed to postpone shows earlier this summer after a COVID-19 diagnosis. But Stapleton showed no ill effects as he took the Farm Aid stage. The headliner of his own All-American Road Show tour this year, Stapleton graciously took a spot on Saturday’s bill just behind the four Farm Aid board members: Margo Price, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson — but he certainly contributed to the sell-out of this year’s show.  If Nelson and his colleagues in Austin in the 1970s invented the outlaw country-rock style, Stapleton’s set proved he is the soulful, driven, muscular inheritor of that great roadhouse tradition.  And his performance of “Broken Halo” offered a reminder of why the ACM in 2019 named Stapleton the songwriter of the decade.

Every Supermarket Scan Is a Vote

Margo Price, whose family lost its Illinois farm during the mid-’80s “to greed, right when Farm Aid was being conceived,” she recalled, commanded the stage as a brilliant sunset fell over the amphitheater field. “I grew up in the late 1980s and 1990s in rural America, and even though we were surrounded by farmland, I didn’t always have access to healthy food like we do today,” she said earlier. “The average consumer may not feel very powerful. But every time you scan food at the supermarket, you are voting — you are voting for local or non-local, for organic or non-organic. And there’s power in where we put our money. If Neil was here, he would say, if you see a farmer’s market, stop and pull over and support them.  So that is what I’m trying to do.”

‘That’s a Magical Thing

“I remember being a teenager, stoned, in a crowd watching his show,” Price quipped, introducing Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds for their entrancing acoustic set. “It’s good to spend the day talking about the people who feed us,” Matthews said. Earlier in the day, Matthews spoke of the danger of industrial agriculture practices that “pump carbon into the air.  We have the knowledge to turn that around,” he said, “to have plants do what they’re supposed to do, while they feed us,” taking carbon out of the air and sequestering it in the soil. “While we’re being fed by all these magnificent farmers, we can also be feeding the earth — and that’s a magical thing.”

The Million Dollar Backstage Pass

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay asked his friend John Mellencamp what would it take to attend his Farm Aid show, with a backstage pass? How about a million dollars, Mellencamp replied. So before Mellencamp’s set, Irshay took the stage to present an oversized check payable to Farm Aid for $1 million — as stage crew spiralled footballs into the crowd. Mellencamp’s set was a greatest-hit collection, no less energizing for its familiarity, including songs like “Small Town” and “Rain on the Scarecrow,” which have become Farm Aid anthems.

A Mystical Power

Opening, as ever, with “Whiskey River,” Nelson’s set flowed like a spring freshet in the Hill Country of Texas. Seated at center stage (the only concession to his 89 years) and flanked by sons Micah and Lukas, Nelson was greeted by a standing ovation from his first note. Lukas took lead vocals on “Texas Flood,” which featured a guitar solo by Willie of astounding dexterity (and a penny whistle solo by 92-year-old virtuoso David Amram) that drew cheers.  Micah sang lead on the hilarious pandemic composition in honor of his dad, “If I Die When I’m High, I’ll Be Halfway To Heaven.”  

With Nelson’s voice strong and clear, his classics flowed on: “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,”  “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” “On the Road Again,” “Always On My Mind,” “Good Hearted Woman, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” and more.

“I just released my 98th album,” remarked Nelson of his new disc A Beautiful Time. “It came out on my 89th birthday,” he added, introducing Rodney Crowell and Chris Stapleton’s  “I’ll Love You Till the Day I Die,” from that new set.

Nelson welcomed his fellow Farm Aid musicians onstage for his traditional show closers, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.”  But before the night ended, Nelson punctured any pontification about his importance with a Mac Davis cover, “It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re Perfect In Every Way).”

For all the artists and music that preceded his appearance on stage, Nelson on Saturday conveyed a star power that surpassed all others, a good-natured, almost mystical presence that has inspired all involved with Farm Aid for nearly four decades now.  

It is not an exaggeration to say that generations of farmers have drawn strength from Nelson’s commitment to their cause — and that Farm Aid, in promoting the importance of family farms since 1985, has had a profound influence on the culture of the nation.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Farm Aid 2022

Monday, September 26th, 2022

“Angel Flying too Close to the Sun,” — Willie Nelson & Family, Farm Aid 2022

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Thanks, Andreas Kolodziej

How to watch Farm Aid 2022

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, “Gravedigger” (Farm Aid 25)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 2014)

Monday, September 12th, 2022

“Celebrate Family Farmers and all they do” — Willie Nelson

Monday, September 12th, 2022

www.FarmAid.org

It’s one of the highlights of my year to let you know that Farm Aid 2022 will be held at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, September 24!

I’m always grateful for the opportunity to join my friends and fellow board artists – along with all the other generous artists who donate their performances – on stage to lift our voices in celebration of family farmers and all that they do for us. It will be a day of amazing music, food, and inspiration through the stories we’ll hear from the family farmers we’re there to thank and strengthen.

Not only do family farmers provide us with good food, but they’re also careful stewards of the soil, water, and air around us – the very resources they need to nurture us. As our earth’s climate changes, their knowledge is critical, and we need them on the land. In fact, family farmers are an important part of the solution to climate change, and we need their ingenuity and know-how.

Family farmers and ranchers are familiar with this threat because they find themselves on the frontlines of climate change every day. From devastating floods and droughts to severe storms and wildfires, our farmers face unprecedented weather extremes that threaten not only their livelihood, but our very food supply.

Family farmers are essential for us to thrive, and our support of them is essential in return. Please join me in standing up to show them that we recognize all that they do for us. Your gift in any amount makes a real difference.

"Family farmers deserve our support in growing a better kind of agriculture." – Willie Nelson

Just as in other parts of the country, farmers in North Carolina and the Southeast are already experiencing the disastrous effects of climate change. Rising temperatures and sea levels bring more intense and unpredictable weather, which affects the delicate balance of agricultural and environmental ecosystems in many ways.

While large natural disasters may easily capture national attention, climate change impacts our food system in more subtle ways too. Uncertain crop growth cycles, the ability for livestock to survive and thrive, invasive pest infestations, even access to fertile land and fresh water for irrigation – these are just some of the factors that threaten farmers and the food systems that sustain us.

By nurturing the soil that they depend upon, family farmers invest in its long-term health. This doesn’t just support their livelihoods and provide us with the good food we all need to survive. Agricultural practices that build soil health, recycle nutrients and water, reduce chemical use, and restore biodiversity offer the greatest potential for a strong food, farm, and climate future – for us all.

Your support allows Farm Aid to continue our work to keep family farmers on the land and to connect them to the resources they need to face the challenges of a changing climate. If you’re able, please consider a donation and, as a thank you for your generous gift of $75 or more, we’ll send you an official Farm Aid 2022 T-shirt so you can proudly show your support of family farmers!

Why give to Farm Aid

Farm Aid works tirelessly to connect family farmers with the resources they need and to provide the long-term strategies and solutions that strengthen family farm agriculture. Farm Aid provides emergency assistance when climate disasters strike and advocates for fair farm policies that promote sustainability, equity, resiliency, access and diversity across our food system.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in Raleigh for Farm Aid 2022. If not, please join us by tuning in to the Farm Aid 2022 livestream or broadcast. And thanks for joining me by making a donation to support family farmers and ranchers right now.

Stay Strong and Positive,

Willie Nelson signature

P.S. Don’t forget – donate now and we’ll send an official Farm Aid 2022 T-shirt in the size you select as our thanks for your generous gift of $75 or more.

Last Chance to Donate to win Farm Aid VIP experience

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

www.FarmAid.org

There are ONLY A FEW DAYS left to donate to win the Farm Aid VIP PLUS Experience! Donations support our mission to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities. The winner will receive: 

??  Two VIP Experience Passes with amazing seats in the first 10 rows (including photo pit access) at Farm Aid 2022;

??  Access to the VIP Experience club including catering from our HOMEGROWN Concessions®, chef pop-ups and more;

??  Two reserved seats in the first 5 rows at the Farm Aid 2022 Press Event before festival gates open;

?  Two passes to the private Farm Aid Eve event the night before the festival;

??  Round trip travel to Raleigh, NC + 2-night hotel stay for two.

**Bonus: Use code FAVIP100 for 100 Bonus Entries at checkout!

Donate To Win before 11:59PM PT on Friday, September 9th 

GET ALL THE DETAILS AND DONATE TO WIN

Willie Nelson & Family, Farmers and Friends (Farm Aid 2015)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Donate to Win VIP Plus Experience to Farm Aid 2022

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

With Farm Aid 2022 just over one month away in Raleigh, NC, we’re hard at work and we hope you can join us. We’re crafting the menu for the HOMEGROWN Concessions®, working with our partners to create interactive exhibits for our HOMEGROWN Village, and making sure the stage is set for our incredible lineup.

This year, we’re very excited to be partnering with digital fundraising platform Fandiem to inspire fans to give back for a chance to win a ‘Farm Aid VIP PLUS Experience’. Fans can Donate to Win for a chance at an all-expense paid trip to Farm Aid 2022, including two VIP Experience tickets with access to the VIP Experience club and more.

Donate to Win a Farm Aid VIP PLUS Experience

With your donation, you are entered to win:

??  Two (2) VIP Passes with amazing seats in the first 10 rows (including photo pit access) at Farm Aid 2022 in Raleigh, NC on September 24

??  Access to the VIP Experience club including catering from our HOMEGROWN Concessions®, chef pop-ups and other tastings plus more

??  Two (2) reserved seats in the first 5 rows at the Farm Aid 2022 Press Event before festival gates open

?  Two (2) passes to the private Farm Aid Eve event the night before the festival

??  Round trip travel to Raleigh, NC + 2-night hotel stay for two (2)

The last date to enter is September 9 and the winner will be chosen on September 13.

Get all the details and Donate to Win

“Join us in person or in spirit at Farm Aid 2022” – Willie Nelson

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

www.FarmAid.org

It’s one of the highlights of my year to let you know that Farm Aid 2022 will be held at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, September 24!

Join us in person or in spirit to support family farmers on September 24!”

— Willie Nelson

I’m always grateful for the opportunity to join my friends and fellow board artists – along with all the other generous artists who donate their performances – on stage to lift our voices in celebration of family farmers and all that they do for us. It will be a day of amazing music, food, and inspiration through the stories we’ll hear from the family farmers we’re there to thank and strengthen.

Not only do family farmers provide us with good food, but they’re also careful stewards of the soil, water, and air around us – the very resources they need to nurture us. As our earth’s climate changes, their knowledge is critical, and we need them on the land. In fact, family farmers are an important part of the solution to climate change, and we need their ingenuity and know-how.

Family farmers and ranchers are familiar with this threat because they find themselves on the frontlines of climate change every day. From devastating floods and droughts to severe storms and wildfires, our farmers face unprecedented weather extremes that threaten not only their livelihood, but our very food supply.

Family farmers are essential for us to thrive, and our support of them is essential in return. Please join me in standing up to show them that we recognize all that they do for us. Your gift in any amount makes a real difference.

Just as in other parts of the country, farmers in North Carolina and the Southeast are already experiencing the disastrous effects of climate change. Rising temperatures and sea levels bring more intense and unpredictable weather, which affects the delicate balance of agricultural and environmental ecosystems in many ways.

While large natural disasters may easily capture national attention, climate change impacts our food system in more subtle ways too. Uncertain crop growth cycles, the ability for livestock to survive and thrive, invasive pest infestations, even access to fertile land and fresh water for irrigation – these are just some of the factors that threaten farmers and the food systems that sustain us.

By nurturing the soil that they depend upon, family farmers invest in its long-term health. This doesn’t just support their livelihoods and provide us with the good food we all need to survive. Agricultural practices that build soil health, recycle nutrients and water, reduce chemical use, and restore biodiversity offer the greatest potential for a strong food, farm, and climate future – for us all.

Your support allows Farm Aid to continue our work to keep family farmers on the land and to connect them to the resources they need to face the challenges of a changing climate. If you’re able, please consider a donation and, as a thank you for your generous gift of $75 or more, we’ll send you an official Farm Aid 2022 T-shirt so you can proudly show your support of family farmers!

Farm Aid works tirelessly to connect family farmers with the resources they need and to provide the long-term strategies and solutions that strengthen family farm agriculture. Farm Aid provides emergency assistance when climate disasters strike and advocates for fair farm policies that promote sustainability, equity, resiliency, access and diversity across our food system.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in Raleigh for Farm Aid 2022. If not, please join us by tuning in to the Farm Aid 2022 livestream or broadcast. And thanks for joining me by making a donation to support family farmers and ranchers right now.

Stay Strong and Positive,

Willie Nelson signature

Farm Aid 2022 Concert Tickets on sale tomorrow

Friday, July 29th, 2022

www.FarmAid.org

Farm Aid 2022 takes place on Saturday, September 24, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW, July 30 at 10am EDT. Ticket prices range from $75 to $315 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com.

Farm Aid 2022 is a an all-day celebration of music and family farmers, featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres, along with family farm-identified, local and organic foods as part of our HOMEGROWN Concessions®.  Performers include Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson & Family, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Margo Price, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, Brittney Spencer, and Particle Kid.

Get ready for this amazing lineup with our YouTube and Spotify playlists.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, at the first Farm Aid (July 4, 1985)

Monday, July 4th, 2022