News & Updates

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...

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2017 FARM Songwriting Contest!

  NOTE - THE ENTRY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 7th (AT MIDNIGHT)!   READ BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. Welcome to the first annual FARM Songwriting Contest. We want to hear your best work! Songs will be judged...

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FARMette Announces Official Showcase Artists

for June 24th Mini Conference in Kansas City After reviewing submissions by many wonderful artists, we are excited to announce the FARMette 2017 Official Showcase artists: Betse & Clarke Jodee Lewis Caleb Ryan Martin Ryan Herrick Jeff Krause Music john l. keck...

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Deadline Extended for Official Showcase Submissions

Submissions will be accepted until June 11th The submission process for 2017 FARM Official Showcases IS STILL OPEN!  Click HERE. Details and instructions are at that page, but there are also some details you can read below in this post. Here are some details on the...

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Seeking nominations for FARM Award

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award to be presented at our annual conference in Iowa City, IA on October 19, 2017. The Annual Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award is awarded at...

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FARM Membership approves by-law changes

The FARM Board of Directors introduced proposed by-law changes during the annual membership meeting which was held during the 2016 FARM Conference. The FARM membership must approve all by-law changes and on November 30th a referendum was emailed to them for their...

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FARM Holiday Newsletter – read all about it!

You can see our latest Newsletter HERE.  As the Holiday Season rolls along, we find ourselves reflecting on all of you that have made this an unforgettable year. We sincerely hope you have had as much fun and enjoyment being part of this wonderful folk community as we...

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NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

To all FARM members, be watching your email on or about December 1st for the ballot on the referendum to revise FARM's bylaws.The FARM Board of Directors is seeking your approval on changes to the FARM bylaws. A summary of changes include: Addition of Canadian...

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THANK YOU for making FARM 2016 so AWESOME!

Wasn't that great?!?!  FARM 2016 is in the books, and from what we experienced, and you said, we had a fantastic long weekend of music, community, fun, music, great food, friendship, music, and Champ. A few people  we really need to thank include: Official Showcases –...

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Results from the FARM Board of Director’s election

The results of the FARM Board of Director’s election were announced at the annual membership meeting on Sunday, October 30th. FARM’s annual membership meeting was held during the FARM conference in Iowa City. For the first time in our memory FARM had a contested...

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FARM Conference Details!!

It's TIME!  The FARM conference is this weekend!  Here's some info for you. Not registered?  You can walk up and register at any time after noon Thursday. Want to see the showcase performances without attending the entire conference? YOU CAN!  Walk up to the...

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