FARM-2013-coverOur FARM Gathering Program is a professionally designed 8.5 x 11 booklet. The front and back covers are in color, however, advertising is only available in black and white or grey scale at this time. These programs are a great resource, typically kept from year to year. In addition to the full conference schedule, they contain showcase artist photos/bios, award recipient tributes and most importantly, attendee contact information.

Your advertisement will be seen by attendees of the conference as well as non-attending sponsors and other interested parties. The potential exposure is several hundred music professionals and the cost is incredibly affordable.

Download last year’s program to see examples of ads.

Additionally, we provide all of our attendees with our eco-friendly tote bag. For only $75 we’ll include your swag in all bags. Because we are making an effort to be ecologically conscious we ask that you think ‘green’ with your swag as well. Stickers, pens, key chains work great! Postcards and flyers are fine, but keep in mind that these items can be put on our display tables for no charge.

We do not currently offer ad space on our website, however we do offer logo links to most levels of FARM Sponsors. For more information visit our Sponsorship page.

We welcome your advertisements in our FARM Gathering Program Book.

Ad specifications are as follows:

  • File format: jpg, tif, eps, pdf
  • File size: 300 dpi
  • Files must be grayscale or black and white

Pricing (Sizes – will be reduced slightly to fit within page margins)

  • 1/8 page (4.25w x 2.75h) = $30
  • 1/4 page (4.25w x 5.5h) = $50
  • 1/2 page (8.5w x 5.5h) = $75
  • Full page (8.5w x 11h) = $125
  • Tote Bag Insert = $75

It’s easy to purchase an ad in the Program Booklet.

Step 1: Pay for your ad.

Payment must be received by September 15, 2014 to reserve your ad space.
You may pay via paypal below:

Tote Bag Insert – $75

or mail your check payable to Folk Alliance Region Midwest (indicate FARM Program Ad in the memo section) to:

Lola Tyler c/o Wheatland Music Org, P O Box 22, Remus, MI 49340.
Make sure you indicate on your check that it’s for a program ad.

Step 2: Email your high resolution graphic to

Artwork is due by September 15, 2014

File name should have your name in it and please include your phone number in your message.

Tote Bag Instructions

If you plan to arrive to the hotel before noon on Thursday, you can bring your items with you. Otherwise, use the following guidelines for shipping:
To arrive on or before October 10th
Ship to:
Bob Hofbauer
Folk Alliance Region Midwest
14880 U.S. Hwy 20A
Montpelier, OH  43543

For arrival after October 10th

Ship to:
Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel
ATTN: Bob Hofbauer/FARM Conference
191 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri  63146

Please provide quantities of at least 250. We will return extras on site.

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring artists who will be performing at the Mill IOWA WELCOME on Sun., Feb. 15th in Iowa City.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM conferences in Iowa City, IA

* October 22 - 25, 2015
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

2014 Friends of FARM

Sandy Andina
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Kerry Patrick Clark
Simeon Peebler
Wayne Greene (
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk
The Gordons
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

FARM Member States

North Dakota
South Dakota