Nov 6, 2018
On episode 43 we welcome Alicia Harvie, Advocacy & Farmer
Services Director at Farm Aid. Her role is to guide the
organization’s advocacy, research, farmer services and
policy-related activities. Supporting her work, Harvie has a
masters degree in Agricultural & Environmental Science and
Policy from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and
Jennifer Hashley of the New Entry Farming Project joins the conversation as co-host, sharing unique understanding of the farmer and of Farm Aid. Throughout this episode Harvie describes the many positive initiatives Farm Aid is involved or has spawned in current day. More than just an annual concert event, Farm Aid has become advocate, an influencer on national and local policies, a coalition builder, and a broad venue for communications for farmers, the community and eaters.
Bringing 24,000 concert goers to Hartford in September- the 2018 Farm Aid event was a smashing success. Featuring Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Sturgill Simpson and many more – this gathering amplifies the needs, and helps define current state of farming in this county. Alicia Harvie and Jennifer Harvie describe their moving experiences during both the main concert event and the field visits and pavilion days leading up to the top billing.
As you’ll hear Harvie provides some unique insight into what needs to be done to save the American farm and to promote healthy economies for our farmers. Nearing a decade at Farm Aid has provided her a clear vision to what can be done, and what should be done first. Tune-in to get a better understanding of what this wonderful organization really does, and how influential their great people really are!