Farm Aid is pleased to announce that Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, Farm Aid’s 25th anniversary concert, will be held at Miller Park Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Farm Aid holds its annual benefit concert in a different location each year to shine a spotlight on the great work of family farmers and food and farm groups in diverse communities and regions across the country. This year we are thrilled to be coming to Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, where family farmers are leading the way in urban agriculture, pasture-based dairy, organic production and beyond. Farm Aid 25 will be a national stage to showcase independent family farmers as vitally important to the nation’s future, offering practical solutions to the economic, environmental and public health challenges we face. Family farmers are growing hope for America through the good food they produce, the economies they build, and with their care for the natural resources upon which a healthy agriculture depends. There are a number of ways for family farmers and food and farm activists to get involved:
- Media – In the weeks leading up to Farm Aid 25 and during the concert itself, numerous opportunities will emerge for family farmers to tell their stories. Farm Aid dedicates time and energy to connecting farmers with the media. For more information, see the “Media Opportunities” attachment. To register farmers as media spokespersons, see the “Spokesperson Registration” form.
- Farm Yard – Each year we set aside a special place at the concert venue called the Farm Yard for farmers, farm activists and concertgoers to gather. While everyone is encouraged to stop by the Farm Yard throughout the day, we like to schedule farmers and farm activists at different times to keep the space lively, and to better connect spokespersons with the media. Interested parties can indicate their interest to be scheduled in the Farm Yard on the “Spokesperson Registration” form.
- HOMEGROWN Village – An integral part of the Farm Aid 25 experience, the HOMEGROWN Village is a festive and fun area for concertgoers to explore what it takes to produce the quality family farm food that we need. We are seeking creative, interactive exhibits that both educate and entertain. To learn more about being a HOMEGROWN Village exhibitor at this year’s show, see the “HOMEGROWN Village” attachment or contact Joel Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Local activities and events – Farm groups and farmers often come together to host local activities and events around concert time. If you would like to learn more about getting involved in planning such an event, please contact Hilde Steffey at email@example.com.
- Tickets – Tickets will be available to Farm Aid members beginning August 6th and to the general public on August 14th. A limited number of reduced-rate tickets are reserved for family farmers. Please contact Alicia Harvie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.