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Farm Aid Heroes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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

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Happy birthday, Farm AId Board Member Neil Young

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

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

photo:  Brian Bruner

Neil Young was born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada

Neil Young was born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada

John Mellencamp #FarmAid2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Thanks to Janis Tillerson, for these great photos from #FarmAid2017.


John Mellencamp #FarmAid2016

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Enjoy Farm Aid Board Member John Mellencamp’s performance at Farm Aid last Saturday, and visit to learn more about the work Farm Aid does, and how you can support family farmers.

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

Sunday, September 17th, 2017


John Mellencamp

Neil Young

Dave Matthews

John Mellencamp #FarmAid2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017


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

Farm Aid Heroes

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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

photo:  Brian Bruner

John Mellencamp, getting ready for #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

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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 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

Are you still eating? Support #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

#wednesdaywisdom from @johnmellencamp (? by Ebet Roberts at Farm Aid 2016)

John Mellencamp talks #FarmAid2017 on Joe Scarborough Show

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Farm Aid 2017 Line-Up

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Another stellar lineup of artists will perform at Farm Aid 2017 on September 16 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Learn more about the lineup for this fundraising concert to benefit family farmers in the United States here: 

Neil Young

John Mellencamp

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

Jack White

Jamey Johnson

Sheryl Crow

Blackberry Smoke

Avett Brothers

Insects vs Robots

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Valerie June

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

“Homeface Under Fire” – Farm Aid’s Documentary about America’s Farm Crisis, and Farm Advocates

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Farm Aid’s director Carolyn Mugar and co-founder introduced Farm Aid’s film, Homeplace Under Fire, at @dukeuniversity tonight.

The Farm Crisis of the 1980s drove hundreds of thousands of family farmers into foreclosure. Yet, out of that crisis arose a legion of farm advocates who refused to stand idly by and watch their way of life be destroyed.

Ordinary Americans taught themselves extraordinary skills. As fellow farmers, farm wives, and rural leaders, they studied laws and regulations, started hotlines, answered farmers’ calls from their kitchen tables, counseled their neighbors, and went toe-to-toe with lenders – giving their all to keep their neighbors on the land.

Homeplace Under Fire celebrates these advocates and their remarkable work. Thousands of farmers are alive and on their land today because of them. As Willie Nelson has said, these advocates are the best of America.

Homeplace Under Fire was directed by Charles D. Thompson, Jr. and produced by Farm Aid in cooperation with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.