Workshops & Panels

FARM 2015 Workshops will be listed here as they are developed.

If you have suggestions for workshops, please email Charlie Mosbrook ( with your ideas.  We welcome your suggestions!!

Thanks in advance to our Workshop Coordinators, Charlie Mosbrook and Andrew Calhoun (  for putting this year’s workshops together.  And special thanks to all the workshop leaders and participants.


Folk DJ Panel – FARM 2010

Workshops and Panels Overview

Every year we work hard behind the scenes to bring you a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, with a host of experts from our own community who can address current technology, the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Workshops will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoons and we plan to offer a  master class on Thursday afternoon.



Not sure if you have any expertise worth sharing? These are some of the topics we’d like to see covered at our conference this year:

  • Social Networking
  • Performance Rights Organizations
  • Effective Concert and Artist Promotion (getting butts in the seats)
  • Performance Techniques
  • Booking Yourself a Tour (and not going broke)
  • Alternative ways to make a living as a musician

Got any suggestions? What would you like to see us present? We’re particularly interested in hearing from Venues and Presenters on this.

If you would like to propose a workshop for our 2014 conference send an email to  Charlie Mosbrook and please include the following information:

  1. Workshop subject (title is even better) and description.
  2. A short paragraph describing your experience in presenting this workshop

Answer the following additional questions:

  1. Would your topic work as panel? or would you consider working with a co-facilitator?
  2. Have you presented this workshop at a previous FARM or other Folk Conference event? When?
  3. Will you be attending the entire conference? Any scheduling requests.

We’ll be posting this year’s workshops as they are confirmed so check back often.

Feel free to get in touch with us at if you have any general questions.

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring artists that are some of our favorites from past FARM conferences. Coming soon: Our 2015 Official Showcase artists!

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.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM conferences in Iowa City, IA

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

FARM Member States

North Dakota
South Dakota