To all FARM members, be watching your email on or about December 1st for the ballot on the referendum to revise FARM’s bylaws.

The FARM Board of Directors is seeking your approval on changes to the FARM bylaws. A summary of changes include:

  • Addition of Canadian provinces to FARM’s geographical definition.
  • Increase the number of board members from 7 to 9.
  • Increase the length of term from 2 years to 3 years.
  • Create a 2 term limit on serving on the board.
  • Create a vice president position to the board.
  • Create an executive committee to manage day to day operations.
Click here for the full text of the motions, current & proposed text and rationale for changes.
Click here for full text of FARM’s bylaws including revisions.

The FARM Board of Directors respectfully requests your approval on these changes.

Bob Hofbauer
President, FARM Board of Director

THANK YOU for making FARM 2016 so AWESOME!

Wasn’t that great?!?!  FARM 2016 is in the books, and from what we experienced, and you said, we had a fantastic long weekend of music, community, fun, music, great food, friendship, music, and Champ.

A few people  we really need to thank include:

  • Official Showcases – Lee Herman
  • Private Showcases –Jacquelyn Strickland
  • Venue Presenter Showcases – Nancy Freeman
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration – Nancy Freeman
  • DJ Showcase – Karen Impola
  • Printed Program – Annie Capps
  • On Line Private Showcase listing – Brian B
  • Performance Lane – Joan Hellman
  • Registrar – Doug Adams
  • Sound – Maurice Smeets
  • Video – Snapshot Video
  • Nametags – Emily White
  • Private Showcase Food Inspector – Champ Smith

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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