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USA: Farm Aid: 25th Anniversary Concert

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Farm Aid has announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its 25th anniversary music and food festival at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 2 October 2010. Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee and Robert Francis will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America. The show will be broadcast live on DirecTV. (Picture Paul Natkin / Photo Reserve, Inc.: Willie Nelson and Neil Young at the Farm Aid Concert 2009)

The all-day festival will be a celebration of music, family farmers and good food and will again feature homegrown concessions - family farm-identified, local and organic foods. Farm Aid’s Homegrown Village will showcase hands-on activities that give concertgoers a chance to meet farmers. Farm Aid is teaming up with Auction Cause to auction off unique Farm Aid memorabilia and Farm Aid 25 concert experiences. Beginning September 7, one can bid on concert experiences; and beginning October 2 one can get their hands on priceless Farm Aid memorabilia from the past 25 years. All auction proceeds benefit Farm Aid. Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America sponsors include Horizon Organic, Silk Soymilk, DirecTV and Organic Valley. Prospective sponsors may contact Dennis Gorg for more information.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than 37 million US$ to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms. (Picture Paul Natkin / Photo Reserve, Inc.: John Mellencamp at the Farm Aid concert 2009)

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