FARM Announces One Day Conference (FARMette) in Kansas City – June 24th, 2017

updated April 10th & May 10th.

NOTE!  The deadline for Official Showcase submissions has been EXTENDED to Midnight, Sunday, May 14th.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We are excited to announce that our periodic “FARMette” mini conference will be held

Saturday June 24th, 2017
10am – 10pm

At The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, MO.
We’ll have all of your favorite FARM activities in this one-day conference. There will be break-out sessions, a keynote address, performance lane, and juried official showcases.  
This year’s keynote speaker will be Calvin Arsenia.

Read on for more details, including how to register and how to submit for an Official Showcase slot.

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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 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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