We were honored to host Farm Aid in our own backyard here in North Carolina for this year’s concert. By all accounts, Farm Aid 2014 was a smashing success, with a sold-out show, amazing performances, and important dialogues with farmers and agricultural organizations from across the country. We’re looking forward to building on the momentum created by the concert and we will be sharing more of our reflections on the events of the past week and plans for the future very soon. In the meantime, we’re excited to share some of the fantastic press and media coverage of Farm Aid 2014. Below is a list of articles and videos featuring interviews with RAFI staff members or mention of our work with family farmers.
As charity work goes evermore viral, Farm Aid digs for deeper local roots (INDY Week)
Farm Aid raises awareness, money and a little controversy (News & Observer)
Farm Aid event in Raleigh benefits local farmers, nonprofit groups (News & Observer)
RAFI is on the road to Farm Aid this week, though thankfully that road is much shorter this time around! This year, we’re excited to welcome Farm Aid to our home state of North Carolina for the first time in the concert’s 29-year history.
We would like to welcome Farm Aid to North Carolina, as we would welcome an old friend into our home. Farm Aid was created 29 years ago to respond to the needs of farm families facing the pain of losing their farms. Some of our staff members were there at that first concert, and ever since we and other organizations like us have worked closely with Farm Aid to serve farmers in need.