Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert in the U.S., and to date has raised more than $37 million for small farms. This year’s 25th anniversary celebration is live on YouTube, starting at 6 p.m. (ET), and features performances from longtime supporters Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and others. Here, a few members of Farm Aid’s official Board of Directors tell you more:
Farm Aid also raises awareness about the Good Food movement, a campaign that encourages people to eat and shop locally by getting food directly from growers at farmers’ markets or though community-supported agriculture.
Enjoy the music and, the next time you pick up some groceries, consider the people involved in the journey from farm to table.
Michele Flannery, Music Manager, recently watched “Neil Young delivers "Le Noise" to YouTube.”