The donations will provide underserved kids with resources and tools
COVID-19 is creating a world of uncertainty, and it’s affecting millions of kids across the country who don’t have reliable access to the internet at a time when virtual learning is key. To raise support for America’s young people, today’s top voice artists have come together to perform in #FarmOn Benefit Concert.
A modern farm show
On August 27 at 7 p.m. CT, viewers tuning into #FarmOn Benefit Concert will hear some of the well-known artists in country music such as Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Rodney Atkins, Justin Moore and more. The #FarmOn Benefit Concert is free and will be available on-demand 24/7/365.
Viewers have the opportunity to show their support for 4-H and millions of young people impacted b COVID-19. Donations from this benefit concert will go to National 4-H Council’s FOURWARD Fund, providing kids with the resources, tools and sense of belonging to learn and grow during these unprecedented times.
“Just like 4-H helped me growing up, 4-H is continuing to make a difference in the lives of young people everywhere by providing the resources and sense of community that they need to thrive, no matter their circumstances,” said Jennifer Nettles, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and 4-H’s national spokeswoman
To help youth move FOURWARD
The 55 million kids who had their school year interrupted by COVID-19 are now navigating an unfamiliar summer. As social distancing and other precautions continue, many of the typical summer activities – including 4-H camps and county and state fairs – are on hold. And for kids in rural communities who don’t have reliable internet at home, it’s especially difficult to access virtual learning and other resources designed to keep them engaged and connected.
The concert is Farm Journal’s way of saying thank you to everyone in agriculture for keeping the nation’s food supply moving forward. The bottom line, the #FarmON movement is fueled by the engagement of farmers and ranchers across the nation supporting agriculture and each other.
The free virtual concert is scheduled to broadcast on RFD-TV and live-streamed on AgWeb.com, Facebook Live and YouTube.