Friday, December 22, 2006

Wendy attends the Farm Aid Board meeting

On Wednesday, December 19th I was lucky enough to be on a phone call with Farm Aid's board of directors. Yes, that's right. I was speaking to Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp and most of the other board members at the same time!!

One of the things I reported on was the lively web activity we have here at

The phone call- a conference call- only took about one hour but we covered a wide range of topics. Since this was one of our official board meetings there were resolutions to pass, budgets to approve and efficiency to be evaluated but beyond that, the board made plans for next year.

I can't tell you all the details but I can tell you that we think we know where the next concert will be and there are BIG EXCITING IDEAS afoot.

I was impressed--again--by the dedication and concern of our board. I got off the call more inspired than I've been in awhile. I am THRILLED to think of what next year will bring-changes to the concert- changes to the website- changes to our staff- changes to the way people see Farm Aid.

2007 is going to be a good year!

Happy Holidays to all of you and best wishes for a healthy new year!


  1. tawonka@charter.net11:29 PM

    Hi Carolyn,

    I am interested in finding out what you all decided when you streamlined
    the plans. Please let us know in an
    article so we all can get on the same page, too. I think an organic
    produce fair is in order to promote
    local markets...and recognition for
    organic farmers with qualily judging of the produce nation-wide.
    When you were in Illinois two-years
    ago, i entered my organic garden in
    the aboretum's produce and flower show...three blues and a red..but i was the only organic entry.

    let's promote our farmers by showing them the quality and
    look of the best kinds of foods
    that can make our peoples healthy.

    love and peace.

    Teressa Tucker....lifetimefarmaidmember and proud of it...althought the concerts are pricey and we should be also to do booths and stuff to regain out oppotunity costs...

  2. Oh so cool...........Neil, Willie and company on the phone with you. Thanks for all you folks do. I have been negligent not to post comments but I will pay more attention to the blog this year. Peace and love from Vermont!