Over the weekend, Willie Nelson and friends played at the annual Farm Aid concert in Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre. The benefit’s three original founders Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young and other artists performed for close to 30,000 concert goers.
Farm Aid’s mission to save family farms is one they eagerly share.
“If you’re liking this show tonight, never drive by a farmer’s market again without stopping,” Neil Young told the crowd midway through his set. “We’ve been losing farms for too many years straight. It’s time for us to start going the other way. It’s really important for our planet because farmers are the protectors of the soil. They are the ones that are going to bring the regenerative practices back across this country and make it so obvious we have to do this.”