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FARM Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that GRAMMY Award Winner, two-time EMMY Nominee and 2020 U.S. Artists Fellow Dom Flemons will be delivering this year's Keynote Address at our conference on Saturday, October 22! Flemons, also known as The American Songster®, is a...

FARM Welcomes Ellen Stanley

All of us at FARM would like to welcome Ellen Stanley to our team. Ellen will assist Annie Capps in presenting our conference this coming October in Lisle-Naperville, Illinois. Following our Gathering, Ellen will assume the role of Conference Director. Minneapolis...

Official Showcase Submissions Open

Today is the day we open the door to Official Showcase Submissions for our 2022 Gathering. One of the main events at our annual conference, FARM features 14 Official Showcase Artists, split between Friday and Saturday evenings. The submission process is simple and...

Register for The Gathering 2022

It's time to let us know you're coming to FARM!! Registration is open and our early-bird rates won't last long. You'll notice some slight increases but mostly we're staying as affordable as ever. Visit our General Info page for links and info as they become available.

Job Posting for Future Conference Director

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is seeking our future Conference Director! Do you have what it takes to be the next FARM Conference Director? We want to get to know you! FARM is seeking a new Conference DIrector for our in-person event in October of 2023 and...

A Great Big Thank You!

Warning!! Extreme levels of gratitude within (and a lot of words) This is a personal message from me, Conference Director, Annie Capps, and therefore has more “I”s and "me"s than I’m usually comfortable with but I wanted to be clear these words are coming from me and...

The Gathering 2021 App Launched

Hopefully, by now you've seen the news that our conference event is live on the Whova app and if you're registered you can log in, start engaging, update your profile and watch the agenda bloom before your eyes! This app is going to be the best way to stay up to date...

Seeking Volunteers

All hands on deck! Got time on your hands? Calling all those who have a hand or two to lend. There are some perks (Attend our Virtual Connections Gathering for free to name one, and some other nifty swag). Complete this form...

Raffle Prizes Announced

We're super excited to announce the first batch of raffle prizes! "What raffle prizes?", you may be asking. Well, everyone who donates any amount toward our BIG FUNDRAISER is entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win valuable gifts. Like this sweet Farida...

John McCutcheon Concert

Watch the fabulous John McCutcheon in Concert! We're partnering with the wonderful concert streaming platform, Mandolin (designed, developed and delivered right here in the Midwest) and the one and only John McCutcheon (who not only delivered our Keynote for last...

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