Farm Aid 2017

Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid concert 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 $50 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement. text

Farm Aid 2017 brought more than 23,000 fans together in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the success and ingenuity of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia farmers. Recognizing that the hard work of family farmers and their allies is revitalizing local economies and bringing rural and urban people together, Farm Aid 2017 highlighted the great promise of farmers and the food they produce to grow strong communities.

The music on the stage featured Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, along with Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson and many more.

“We’ve been inspired by the hard work of rural and urban people here who are digging in and creating real change. They’re examples of many thousands of farmers across the country who are innovative and resilient, finding ways to stay on the land and make us strong.” — Willie Nelson
Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, inspired festivalgoers with hands-on activities that gave them a chance to dig in and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health. In the HOMEGROWN Skills Tent, attendees had the opportunity to engage with food, farming and crafting.

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