Farm Aid Plans To Mark 25th Anniversary
March 16, 2010 at 4:21 AM (PT)
"FARM AID 25: Growing Hope for AMERICA" is the theme of the quarter-century anniversary of FARM AID, the nonprofit organization led by board members WILLIE NELSON, NEIL YOUNG, JOHN MELLENCAMP and DAVE MATTHEWS. FARM AID's mission is to keep family farmers on the land and to create a family farm-centered food system in AMERICA. FARM AID representatives say planning for the 25th anniversary concert and the events leading up to it is in the works.
"In 1985, we started out to save the family farmer. Now it looks like the family farmer is going to save us," said FARM AID Pres. WILLIE NELSON. "As our nation continues to endure an historic economic downturn, America's family farmers offer us much hope."
For updates about FARM AID 25: Growing Hope for AMERICA, including the concert location, date, musical lineup and promotional events, visit www.farmaid.org and follow FARM AID at www.twitter.com/farmaid.