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Farm Aid Festival, Alpine Valley, Sept 21, 2019

Farm Aid board artists Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Photo © Marc Hauser

Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid festival 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. The first Farm Aid concert was held in 1985; this is the second time Farm Aid has come to Wisconsin.

“With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America’s family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold onto their farms. It’s not right… family farmers are essential for all of us. By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side-by-side with farmers. At Farm Aid 2019, we’ll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers’ contributions to our health, economy and environment.” ~ Willie Nelson

Each year, proceeds from the annual Farm Aid concert are granted to nonprofit organizations working to strengthen family farm agriculture and improve our nation’s food system. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute’s has benefited from Farm Aid grants to provide free Grants Advising Services, which provides information and mentoring to farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs on applying for federal, state and private funding sources.

Farm Aid 2019 has a star-studded line up:
• Willie Nelson & Family
• Neil Young
• John Mellencamp
• Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
• Bonnie Raitt
• Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
• Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
• Margo Price
• Jamey Johnson
• Tanya Tucker
• Brothers Osborne
• Yola
• Particle Kid

This year’s Farm Aid is sold out but can be streamed online at farmaid.org

Join the movement and donate to Farm Aid and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute