- You are a current CRAFT member and/or a Stateline Farm Beginnings student or graduate;
- You have a “farm-start,” meaning you have made your first sale of a farm product; and,
- It has been 10 years or less since your "farm-start," or first sale.
A limited amount of funding for scholarships is available each program year and awards will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
As long as funds are available, you may apply for multiple scholarships until you have reached your $150 maximum. We expect this program to be quite popular, so we urge you to take the time to plan your training(s) as soon as possible.
What Can You Use Your Scholarship For? No one knows your farm business better than you, so we would like you to choose the professional development opportunity that best suits your needs – it might be a one day training, a three day workshop or a week long conference. Attached you will find a list of organizations in our region that offer programs that might be of interest to you (this list will grow and we would love to add your favorite program provider – please let us know where the excellent trainings are happening).
Scholarships funds are to be used for registration fees and materials directly related to an actual training event. Funds cannot be used for books that are not designated as part of the course materials requirements. They also cannot be used to cover travel and mileage expenses, meals, and other costs you may incur while participating in a training.
How Do You Apply? Once you have chosen a training opportunity, please fill out the attached application and mail (or email) it to AOLC. We will notify you if your application has been approved. Once approved, register and pay for your training, and send us a copy of your payment receipt. When we receive your receipt, we will promptly reimburse you for the cost of your training, up to the $150 limit. You may also register and pay for the course and THEN send your application in, but we cannot guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.
Please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications for the 2012 Farmer Development Scholarship Program are due by September 1st, 2012 (but your training opportunity may take place at a later date). Applications received after this date will not be considered. Additional application forms are available at the AOLC website, at http://www.learngrowconnect.org/farmer/scholarship.
Please send your application to:
Angelic Organics Learning Center
1547 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL 61011
Attn: Rebecca Haldeman
Or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Please call or email Rebecca at 815.389.8455 | email@example.com
This project was supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant# 2009-49400-05943.