News & Updates

July Update – Showcase Edition

As of this writing, 198 of you have registered to attend FARM in October. Approx.1/5th of those registered are associated with a venue or festival. With more than 3 months to go, this is pretty mind-blowing and with intensive planning underway, we're gearing up for an...

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Become a FARM Sponsor

The Annual FARM Gathering is organized 100% by volunteers. Folk music concert and festival presenters, DJs, performers, educators, as well as those who provide products and services to these folks will come together in the spirit of helping to bring...

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Official Showcase Deadline Extended

This will be the one and only extension so if you're planning to submit, mark your calendars. This is the premiere opportunity to showcase at FARM but certainly not the only opportunity so while we encourage everyone to submit their best videos...

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Breaking Records & Performance Lane

We're breaking all kinds of records with both first-timer and early registrations. Thanks to all who have jumped on board so early! There's still time to register at the Early Bird rate of only $115.00 and don't forget that the cost of your registration includes...

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Official Showcase Submissions Open Now

Split between Friday and Saturday evenings, FARM features 14 Official Showcase Artists. This is the premiere opportunity to showcase but certainly not the only opportunity so while we encourage everyone to submit their best videos for a chance at this featured...

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FARM 2018 Super Early-Bird Registration Open!

and in case you haven't noticed, WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE!! It's still a work in progress and we'll be adding more historical info, photos and videos throughout the coming months. We'll also be posting here and on Social Networks often bringing you...

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FARM Post Conference Wrap Up & Website info

Well, well, well, wasn't that a great conference??  If you were there, you know.  If you weren't, you should find out!  Either way, we hope you'll join us in Grand Rapids, MI, October 25 - 28, 2018 at the Crown Plaza Hotel. ALSO - big news!  Our website is gonna get a...

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FARM Announces 2017 Awardees

We are proud to honor: Dave Moore, 2017 Folk Tradition in the Midwest Award Winner and Andy Cohen, 2017 Lantern Bearer Award Winner. Join the ceremony Thursday night, Oct 19th Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Moore was raised in Cedar Rapids and...

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FARM Announces Song Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Scott Fab, Mary Bragg, and Rupert Wates – winners of the first ever, first annual, FARM Song Contest. Each of these three fantastic songwriters will perform during a showcase at the FARM Conference in Iowa City, October 19 – 22, 2017. They were the...

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FARM Board of Directors Election

FARM members should be watching for an email requesting nominations for the FARM Board of Directors. The FARM election process can be found in the bylaws which are on the FARM website at http://farmfolk.org/about/ .   This year there are 6 board positions open for...

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