Farmer Training in Illinois

Stateline Farm Beginnings Farmer Training: Applications Now Accepted!

In 2014 Angelic Organics Learning Center (Illinois) is celebrating ten years of offering Stateline Farm Beginnings! Stateline Farm Beginnings is a farmer-led training and support program designed to help people plan and launch sustainable farm businesses. Since 2005 Angelic Organics Learning Center has led the way in strategic farm business planning education, and we hope you will join us in class this fall.

Aside from a time-tested curriculum, there are several benefits to choosing Stateline Farm Beginnings:

Join a vibrant farmer alliance – Get a jump-start on building the region-wide community that your farm business will need to thrive. By enrolling in Stateline Farm Beginnings, your tuition includes a yearlong membership to Upper Midwest C.R.A.F.T (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training)—the most robust network of sustainable farms in the region.

Learn farm business planning from real farmers – Get real-world, practical, and specialized knowledge from the farmers leading the local food movement in the Upper Midwest.

Focus exclusively on sustainable agriculture – Examples used in class materials are solely from Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farm operations.

Leverage knowledge from across the country – Classes are facilitated by staff that leverage expertise from ten other Farm Beginnings programs across the country; Gain access to advanced farmer training programs

Graduates that start or continue farm businesses can apply for additional farmer-training resources offered by the Learning Center.

I hope you will join us to build a solid plan for realizing your farm dream. Feel free to email or go to for more information.

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