FARMette a big success!

Many people were involved in creating FARM’s first one-day conference in Fayette Ohio, not the least of which were all the wonderful folks at the Fayette Opera House who provided most of the volunteers, home-cooked meals, kept us watered and caffeinated all day and even participated in open mics and jams. A BIG shout out to Bob Hofbauer, Board Member and concert host, for an incredibly fine job organizing our first FARMette! We heard NOTHING but good things from all those in attendance. The day went without a hitch, workshops were great, food was great, all the music was excellent and the official showcases were outstanding! It’s safe to say that this day exceeded all expectations and was a huge success.

Here’s a link to a nice preview article that we know brought a couple of walk-ups to the conference:

We’ll be posting photos here as soon as they’re available. Anyone who would like to share their own snapshots of the day, please feel free to email us at

It’s time now to start really gearing up for FARM in St. Louis, so stayed tuned for updates as they come in.


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