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Farm Aid features new and returning performers

Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/13/2010
People in the Midwest who are looking for something to do come October may consider a concert that has been going on for almost 25 years.

Farm Aid will be held on Saturday, October 2, at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Organization board members such as Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Mathews will perform as they have in the past, although the concert will feature a number of new acts.

Those include Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy and Jason Mraz. Tickets will be made available to the general public at 9 a.m. on August 14.

This will mark the 25th time the event has been held. Its goal is to help farming families continue their operations while also encouraging consumers to buy locally produced foods.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has also increased its efforts to encourage Americans to visit farmers markets and by regionally produced ag items. That initiative comes from its Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, which works to connect people with producers working in their area.

Other farm-related attractions coming to that part of the country include a new John Deere museum, which should be opened in Waterloo, Iowa, sometime next year.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19925318-ADNFCR