FARM AID Comes to Hersheypark Stadium
By By Debbi Calton
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Everyone seems to have recently been jumping on the locavore bandwagon. And that’s not a bad thing at all. FARM AID has been preaching this message since 1985. In fact, the genesis of FARM AID actually started right here in Philadelphia during LIVE AID at JFK Stadium. Bob Dylan remarked that he hoped some of the money raised would stay right here in the United States to help American farmers in danger of losing their farms due of debt.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp turned the idea into action and mere months later, the first FARM AID concert was held in Illinois, where more than $9 million was raised. Since then, the FARM AID concerts have zig-zagged across the country just about every year and in September, the show lands in our backyard at Hersheypark Stadium.
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