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Each month we spotlight a local nonprofit that's in need of help. It's a way to connect our listeners with charities that make an impact.

Get Involved Spotlight: Farmgrass

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From Farmgrass, this month's Get Involved spotlight nonprofit:

Mission: Farmgrass's mission is to promote the mental and physical well-being of independent Central Texas farmers and ranchers.

Farmgrass raises emergency medical funds for local, independent farmers by donating proceeds from community events throughout the year such as Farm To Feast, a locally sourced dinner banquet, and Farmgrass Fest, a family-friendly Americana music festival. These events raise awareness about the dangers and struggles of farming, promote the local food movement, and bring in critical funds for independent farmers who don't have a financial safety net.

This year's Farmgrass Fest will be held on May 12-13 at Simmons Family Farm in Niederald and features Shinyribs, Whiskey Shivers, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Lost Pines and more.

Get Involved:

We are looking for friendly, energetic volunteers with great communication skills to provide ground support during Farmers Fest '17 as well as help promote the festival and our mission at farmers markets, concerts and events around Austin and Hays county.  We are also looking for dedicated individuals with experience in nonprofit fundraising and operations and a passion for helping farmers through music to help us expand our organization and reach.

Mike is a features producer at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for KUT.org. When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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