Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews headline a benefit concert to bring together a wide variety of musicians, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on their land. This year they visited the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina and were joined by Jack White, Gary Clark Jr. and many more.
Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in America, raising more than $45 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to learn about the Good Food movement. Each year, in addition to amazing music, Farm Aid brings together local farmers, non-profit organizations and groups working to support local farms and food systems to connect with fans and give them the chance to get involved locally.
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance was proud to be part of the Farm Aid Homegrown Village again this year. SBA teamed up with local North Carolina biodiesel producers, Green Circle North Carolina and Carolina Biofuels to inform fans of local, sustainable options in the Raleigh community. The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance was also joined by Biodiesel For Schools, a local non-profit effort to bring locally produced biodiesel to our school bus fleets as a way of improving air quality for our kids and our planet.
SBA is proud to be a part of the fight for Family Farms and Local Food Systems. The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance believes that locally produced, sustainable biodiesel is a Farm Fuel of the Future and will help local farms control their energy costs while contributing to their local economy and improving public health. For more information on the important work of Farm Aid CLICK HERE or visit www.farmaid.org