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 consideration. The membership responded with their affirmation and approved all requested changes.

A summary of the approved changes include:
  • Addition of Canadian provinces to the FARM geography
  • Increase the number of board members from 7 to a maximum of 9
  • Increase the length of term from 2 years to 3
  • Add a 2 term limit for serving on the board
  • Add a vice president position to the board
  • Add an executive committee to manage day to day operations
  • Other changes for consistency with the other regions
A copy of the FARM by-laws is available here. 
The FARM Board of Directors would like to thank the membership for their support and participation in the referendum.

Bob Hofbauer
FARM President 

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2015 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!

Friends of FARM

2016 Friends:
Sandy Andina
Annie Capps
Mark Dvorak
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Simeon Peebler
Two Way Street Coffee House
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM Conferences

In Iowa City, IA
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

Location to be announced
* October 25 - 28, 2018
* October 24 - 27, 2019
* October 22 - 25, 2020

Member States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota