WESA | Farm Aid 2017 Hopes To Teach You Beekeeping While Listening To Willie Nelson

By January 8, 2018August 4th, 2022Media

Farm Aid was started in 1985 to raise awareness about family farms, which were struggling—some facing foreclosure. The festival has evolved, but helping American farmers is still the main goal of the now-year-round organization.


Food at the concert is sourced from family farms and businesses in the area. Leftovers from backstage catering will be “rescued” by 412 Food Rescue and donated to a public housing complex in Washington County as part of an expansion.

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