CRAFT – The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, is a farmer-led coalition organized by sustainable agriculture farmers in a self-selected geographic region. Participating farmers offer up their time, talents and experience to help prepare the next generation of farmers.
The secret to CRAFT’s success is simple – farmers learn most effectively from other farmers. CRAFT provides farmer-to-farmer learning and access to the social network and culture of local farmers. CRAFT farmer alliances are diverse and may focus on these things: internships, employment, mentoring, field days, technical assistance, workshops, conferences, social gatherings, strategic business planning courses, farm incubators, and more.
Enjoy the network that connects you to fellow farmers and food system advocates to support you throughout your farm journey! Don’t miss out on all the benefits that come with your CRAFT membership–free resources, free field days, and members-only financial resources!
RSVP to the Upper Midwest CRAFT Annual Meeting!
Thursday, February 8th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Angelic Organics Lodge
Join us for a potluck lunch to learn more about Upper Midwest CRAFT, re-connect with your fellow members, and see what’s in store for 2018
To RSVP, email our Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Midwest CRAFT Membership:
Each $50 membership includes TWO PEOPLE. Any additional employees/interns/volunteers can be added for $10/person prior to check-out.
- Enjoy up to 12 field day workshops at regional farms, discounts on Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and Angelic Organics Learning Center workshops, networking and collaboration opportunities and lifelong friendships!
- Access the Upper Midwest CRAFT Google Group to engage with other farmers and friends.
- Farm Members: inclusion in the online Upper Midwest CRAFT Directory where you will receive a FREE public webpage on www.learngrowconnect.org with farm information.
- Get weekly e-news of events, resources, job opportunities, land/items for sale, and more!
- Share expertise and experience with more than 100 regional farmers through the scheduled Upper Midwest CRAFT field days and events.
- Consider serving on the Upper Midwest CRAFT steering committee that guides direction of the alliance (two meetings each year during the off-season).
Learn more about CRAFT in other states, and about other beginning farmer training program options from beginningfarmers.org at https://www.beginningfarmers.org/beginning-farmer-training-programs/