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.

You’re Invited

FARM is always looking for new ideas of great topics to present to our community. Do you know someone, or are you someone, who has a useful skill or some helpful knowledge that our community might benefit from?


Tuesday Tech Talks

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.

TikTok 101 for Creativity and Connection

September 22, 2pm EDT.

That’s right folks. We booked this session just before finding out about the ban. We still think it’ll be worth hearing what Hal has to say and there’s still a chance TikTok is here to stay. Here’s an article we found that has some good info. 

We DO hear that it’ll be gone from your app storre, so if you think you might use it, we urge you to download the app before Sunday.

Hal Walker is a singer, a songwriter and a musical explorer from Kent, Ohio. In 2020, at the age of 54, he has become a TikTok sensation. (250k followers) For 25 years, he’s been making his living as a teaching artist, a solo performer and a UU church music director in Ohio.


The Long Haul:

how to have a long career in folk music

THURSDAY, October 1, 2pm EDT

It’s an unlikely gig.  You are working when everyone else is off.  You’re gone when your kids are home for the weekend.  You have to plan your life six-to-twelve months out.  How do you maintain the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual stamina to endure being a folk music road warrior?  John McCutcheon has done this for nearly fifty years.  “It’s a constant balancing act,” he claims, “and you’re adjusting, readjusting, bringing all your creative powers to bear.”  Being resilient, flexible, disciplined, and creative…it’s all a part of his formula for a long career in our community.  Come to be informed, challenged, pissed off, inspired, and reconnected with the “why” as well as the “how” of this work and this life.

Peer Group Sessions

Community Peer Group

Remaining Dates: September 24, October 8 & 22
Times: 2pm Eastern
All are welcome!

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

Folk DJ Peer Group

Date: Tuesday, September 22
Times: 8p Eastern / 7p Central
All are welcome.