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.