How Farm Aid keeps America growing
The first Farm Aid concert was held on this day in 1985
In 1985, an off-the-cuff comment by Bob Dylan inspired fellow musicians Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp to organize Farm Aid, a benefit concert to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Farm Aid evolved into a successful non-profit organization that has since raised millions to help American farmers, money generated mostly by the Farm Aid music festival—one of the most prestigious and star-studded annual concerts in the country. So, how does music help keep a roof over farmers' heads?
Click through and find out how Farm Aid keeps American growing.
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