CRAFT Beginning Farmer Trainings Wisconsin and Illinois

CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is a supportive network of farmers and farmers-in-training. Prospective and beginning farmers gain exposure to and experience with a diversity of farm/garden designs and agricultural practices. The first CRAFT Field Day Workshop Sponsored by Angelic Organics Learning Center is Monday, June 13 at Tomato Mountain Farm, in Brooklyn, Wisconsin. Monday, June 13, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon From Field to Jar:  Turning Produce into Value Added Goods Tomato Mountain Farm, Brooklyn, WI The entire summer schedule is below.

2011 CRAFT Field Days Monday, June 13, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon From Field to Jar:  Turning Produce into Value Added Goods Tomato Mountain Farm, Brooklyn, WI   Monday, June 20, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon Small Grains and Beans This is a Beginning Farmer Field Day – an advisor will be on hand at this new farm Advisor:  Dave Campbell of Lily Lake Organic Farm Breslin Farms, Ottawa, IL   Thursday July 14, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon Post Harvest Handling Vermont Valley Community Farm, Blue Mounds, WI   Saturday, July 23, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon Crop Rotations:  What Follows What and Why We Do It Angelic Organics, Caledonia, IL   Sunday August 14, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon noon Multi-species Rotational Grazing VDB Organic Farms, Delavan, WI   Mid-August, To Be Announced Bees and Honey:  From Hive to Extraction Honey Valley Apiaries, East Troy, WI   Sunday September 4, 1pm-4pm, potluck at 12noon Raising Goats and Marketing Soap Grace Note Farm, Whitewater, WI   Saturday, September 24, Time To Be Announced Biodynamic Preparations Zinniker Farm, East Troy, WI   Saturday, October 1, 2pm-5pm, potluck after Machinery for the CSA Farm Springdale Farm, Plymouth, WI   Thursday, October 20, 11am – 3pm, potluck at 12:30 Move a House:  Movable Hoophouses and Heated Hoops This is a working field day – come prepared to learn and work Heritage Prairie Market Farm, Elburn, IL -- Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf Program Assistant Farmer Training Initiative & CRAFT Angelic Organics Learning Center 1547 Rockton Rd Caledonia, IL 61011 Office: 815-389-8455 Cell: 847-209-3046 Fax: 425-969-0317 email: joanne@learngrowconnect.org www.learngrowconnect.org Angelic Organics Learning Center helps urban and rural people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food and a better quality of life, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills. For more information, please visit www.learngrowconnect.org. View our privacy policy at www.learngrowconnect.org/privacy

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