WFU Receives Farm Aid Grant

Farm Aid announced recently that the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) is one of the recipients of the organization’s year-end grants. Wisconsin Farmers Union received a grant from Farm Aid to support farmer-labor solidarity, coalition building and public messaging about shared experiences in the face of corporate consolidation in the food and farming system.

Farm Aid announced that it has distributed more than $1.3 million in grant funding in 2023. The organization prioritized grant proposals from organizations that facilitate farmer-led solutions to climate change — which was the focus of the annual Farm Aid festival — as well as organizations that support family farmers experiencing crisis and farm stress, advance racial equity in agriculture, and stop the growth of industrial and corporate power in agriculture. 

“We are honored and grateful to receive this generous grant from Farm Aid,” said WFU President Darin Von Ruden. “With this funding, we will be able to expand our outreach in regards to farmer-labor solidarity and continue advocating for family farms and rural communities in Wisconsin. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Farm Aid for their support and commitment to creating real change in our farm and food system.” 

“Folks are stepping up to do their part to shift agriculture to benefit farmers, rural communities, our climate, soil and water, and all of us,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. “It’s thanks to the generosity of so many people who purchase Farm Aid festival tickets and donate to our work that we’re able to send these funds to organizations working to grow an equitable and sustainable farm and food system.”

Farm Aid’s grantmaking is one aspect of its work to keep family farmers on the land, growing good food for all. For a complete listing of Farm Aid’s 2023 grant recipients, visit