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Farm Aid’s Farmer Hotline and Assistance Programs for Farmers

May 09, 2022 Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers, INC.
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Farm Aid’s Farmer Hotline and Assistance Programs for Farmers
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Show Notes

Farm Aid was founded in 1985 in the midst of the 1980’s farm crisis. As a response to farmers in dire need of assistance, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp held the first concert which raised over $7 million for America’s family farmers. Since then, Farm Aid has continued to support farmers through a variety of programs. We speak with Caitlin Arnold Stephano, Farm Aid’s Hotline Program Manager, about how Farm Aid is doing this. 

Tune in to hear about: 

- Mental health and resources offered through Farm Aid’s Farmer Hotline  

- How Farm Aid assists farmers through its many programs  

- Farm Aid's annual concert 

- How organizations can get involved 


Learn more about Farm Aid on their website: 

Farm Aid’s Farmer Hotline is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (EST) and toll-free at 1-800-FARM-AID. Learn more about the hotline here: 

Reach out to for more information about Farm Aid’s grant submission process. 

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