FARM Conference Details!!

It’s TIME!  The FARM conference is this weekend!  Here’s some info for you.

Not registered?  You can walk up and register at any time after noon Thursday.

Want to see the showcase performances without attending the entire conference? YOU CAN!  Walk up to the Registration Table (downstairs at The Sheraton Downtown Iowa City) and purchase your Public Performance (Taste of FARM) wristbands for $20 a night, or all three nights for $50.

The schedule is posted HERE.  A printed copy will be in the New Pioneer Food Co-Op Tote Bag, that all attendees will receive at check in.

Don’t forget our special events:

Thursday Dinner at The Mill.  There may be a few tickets left – ask at the Registration Table.

Saturday Night Showcase at Uptown Bills.  A great lineup, and food!  Just a few blocks from the hotel.

Sunday FREE 25th Anniversary Concert at The Mill.

Speaking of 25th Anniversaries….we will be taking Oral Histories from 3 to 5 pm Friday, and from 2:30 to 4:30 Saturday, in The Lucas Room.  Come share your memories!

The DJ / Venue Presenter Showcase, Keynote Address with Anne Hills, and Award Presentation are Thursday evening.

Official Showcases are Friday and Saturday evenings.

Private Showcases are every night from midnight to 2am in hotel rooms 208 to 232.

Want a permanent memory of this year’s fun?  Buy a FARM Performance Video.  See the kind folks at the Registration Table.

Coffee?  COFFEE?  Coffee up each afternoon with a FREE coffee break – outside the conference rooms.

We are ALL excited about seeing you in Iowa City!!!!


FARM Election ballot to be email 9/27

FARM members, be watching your email for the official FARM Election ballot.

On Tuesday, September 27th the official FARM election ballot will be emailed to all current FARM members. There are two (2) openings on the FARM board of directors and four (4) candidates: Cindy Morgan, Charlie Mosbrook, Don Simon and Randy Styka. Randy Styka is a current board member and running for re-election.

The results of the election will be announced at the annual membership meeting at the FARM conference.

Please take time to read the email ballot and vote. FARM needs your participation to be a truly member based organization.

Bob Hofbauer
President, FARM Board of Directors

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!


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

North Dakota
South Dakota