History

Some say it was 1991 others 1992 but either way, FARM as an organization was conceived and the first gathering happened more than 20 years ago in Aurora, Illinois. A handful of folks who had just attended the Folk Alliance Conference which was held that year in Chicago, took the first steps to form what would become the Midwest Regional Folk Alliance.

In order to preserve our history and honor the founding members, our dear departed Board member and Secretary, Christine Gaylord, asked a few of them to share their early recollections. You can read those by clicking the links below.

You will also find our past board members, award honorees and showcase artists listed in various places throughout the site.

Recollections #1 (Joan Hellman and Dave Humphreys)

Recollections #2 (Walt Campbell)

Recollections #3 (Phil Cooper)

Recollections #4 (Joel Mabus)

Recollections #5 (Dan Hazlett)

2014 Friends of FARM

Sandy Andina
Sue Kessell
Kerry Patrick Clark
Simeon Peebler
Wayne Greene
Deb Kirmer
The Gordons
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

FARM Member States

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Manitoba
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nunavut
North Dakota
Ohio
Saskatchewan
South Dakota
Wisconsin