Farmers, at Farm Aid 2023 (Noblesville, IN)

In August, we traveled with a film crew around Indiana to visit farmers and hear their stories. They shared how they became farmers, what their hopes are for their farms, and the challenges they have. These stories aired at Farm Aid 2023 during our press event, where artists and these same farmers came together on stage to share their visions for agriculture. Head to our blog to meet the following Indiana farmers:

  • Joseph Fischer of Fischer Farms and Dan DeSutter of Hoosier Grassfed Beef. These two are proponents of cattle grazing for soil health and climate resilience.
  • Norman Greer, Denise and John Jamerson, and DeAnthony Jamerson of Legacy Taste of the Garden. These three generations are stewarding the land and supporting Black farmers.
  • Jason Federer of Living Prairie Farms. This farmer is working to transform the Midwestern corn and soybean belt into a more diverse cropping region.
  • Lauren McCalister and Brett Volpp of 3 Flock Farm. These young farmers raise heritage breed sheep for meat and wool and work to cultivate a thriving and equitable local food system.
  • Robert Frew and Juan Carlos Abango of Sobremesa Farm. These farmers follow principles of permaculture and work hard to foster their community.


People's Hearing Farm Aid 2023

The Farm Aid festival may be best known for music, but advocating for family farmers is an equally important part of our annual event. Read about our People’s Hearing, which that took place the day before the festival where more than 300 policymakers, advocates, organizers and farmers gathered to call for a better Farm Bill.

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