FARM Virtual Connections

Webinars, Peer Group Sessions and More …

In our ongoing efforts to serve the Midwest folk community, we are offering a variety of webinars including educational panels, workshops and peer group discussions that, in addition to keeping us engaged and feeling connected, will provide helpful tips, tools and resources from experts in our community.

We may be isolated for the time-being, but are not alone. Let’s work together to define our future.

They are FREE to attend

That said, FARM’s ability to raise funds has also been effected. If you are able and willing to help us sustain and grow our Virtual Connections and other programming click below for more info.


There is SO MUCH new (and old underutilized) technology out there. It’s impossible to cover all in one session and even harder to get into the HOW-TO of it all. So we thought we’d offer very specific DEMO/Q&A sessions on a single tool, resource or piece of software. That thing you heard about that someone else is using? How do they do that??  Nuts and bolts basics from someone who knows.

Multi-Camera Live Streaming

Speaker: Jim Henry

Date: December 8, 2pm EDT.

Jim Henry and Tracy Grammer have been performing monthly Youtube live stream concerts from Jim’s studio in Massachusetts. Jim is controlling multiple cameras seamlessly while performing. We were so impressed with his DIY camera work and asked if he would be willing to share how he does it. You can check out their live streams here:

Peer Group Sessions

Bi-Weekly Community Peer Group

NOTE these next two are WEDNESDAYS!
December 16 and 30
Times: 2pm Eastern
All are welcome!

Register once and you’ll get a reminder before each session!

Gratitude Corner

There are so many people to thank …

… starting with all of our presenters these past 6 months (roughly in order of their talks), Don White, Ellis Delaney, Natalia Zukerman, Alan Finkbeiner, Eric Gnezda, Mike Pella, Brianna Lane*, Robert Jones, Brandon O’Sullivan*, Joe Flip, Katie Dahl, Anne Heaton, Jake Samuels, Charlie Mosbrook, Sav Buist*, The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson & Michael Dause), Amber Buist, Jay Gilbert, Dennis Kingsbury, Jud Caswell, Tret Fure, Hal Walker, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Elaine Hayden, Louise Baker, Bruce Swan, and Laura Joy.
*indicates multiple presentations

Enormous thanks to Matt Watroba, Reggie Harris, Anne Hills, Claudia Schmidt and Rich Warren for moderating a superb Wisdom of the Elders event!

To Mike Green of Mike Green Associates for working with us to secure John McCutcheon as our Keynote Speaker and of course to John himself for delivering an inspiring address to our grateful community.

Special thanks Aengus Finnan for taking time out of his busy schedule to drop in on our peer session last week, to Sue Fink for instigating a late night song swap and to Jerod Rivers for not only running tech on the Keynote but for mentoring us early on as we were figuring out how to DO this.

To all of our Private Showcase hosts; Chris Vallillo, Cindy McSurely & Blissfest Music Org, Charlie Mosbrook, Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Two Way Street Coffee House and Indy Folk Series as well as all the performers.

And most of all we can’t express enough gratitude to those who were showing up to all of these events. We’re doing it for you!