FARM 2016 Workshops – we want YOUR input!

We are starting to put together workshops for FARM 2016 in Iowa City (October 27 – 30, 2016), and we want to hear from YOU.

Our best ideas come from all of you. Please send suggestions or proposals for workshops to chmosbrook@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you as we begin to coordinate a great program for this coming October.

Charlie Mosbrook

Words of wisdom from Ann Schmid – 2015 FARM Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (with her husband Will)

When Anne and Will Schmid were awarded the 2015 FARM Lifetime Achievement Award, Anne prepared a nice speech.  Then she decided not to read it.  But she was kind enough to share it with her FARM community. Here it is:

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We both thank you for this honor. Playing and singing music has always been one of the most enjoyable aspects of our 48 years of marriage, and we love to hang out with folks like you who share our passion.

Many years ago, I was asked to participate in a panel discussion at FARM, and the #1 area of interest to the participants there was How To Get Hired. Since founding the Stringalong Weekends back in 1982, I’ve hired between 15 – 40 folk musicians a year for thirty years. They have taught me a lot. So Will and I thought I might say a few words about Hiring from the point of view of an educational folk music and dance retreat.

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Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2017 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!

FARM GOLD SPONSOR!

Friends of FARM

2017 FRIENDS OF FARM:

Laura Lind
Andy Cohen
Mark Dvorak
Two Way Street Coffee House
Curt Joa
Sue Kessell
Tim Grimm
Sandy Andina
Deb Kirmer – Last Minute Folk Concerts
Annie Capps
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
JLMartin Music

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

 

Dates for future FARM Conferences:

Grand Rapids, MI

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport Hotel
5700 28th Street
Grand Rapids, MI
* October 25 – 28, 2018
* October 24 – 27, 2019
* October 22 – 25, 2020

 

Dates of the 2017 FARM Conference:

In Iowa City, IA
* October 19 – 22, 2017

FARM States & Provinces

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

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