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Apply for Stateline Farm Beginnings and launch or expand your farm business!

2018 – 2019 Applications Now Available!
Early Bird Discount thru September 7th

This yearlong training program helps WI and IL farmers evaluate and refine their farm business, learn sustainable farming practices used on real farms, develop a tailor-made farming/business plan, and begin to view the farm as an interconnected system. Learn from some of the most innovative farmers and experts in the Midwest and create lifelong friendships within a new farming network.

Program Components:
• Winter Course Sessions (October 2018 – March 2019)
10 sessions of farm business planning, learn from some of the most innovative farmers and experts in the Midwest
• Field Day Workshops (April – October 2019)
Training events on different topics, hosted at sustainable farms
• One-on-One Mentorship (April – October 2019)
Pairing with a farmer-mentor in field of interest during harvest season
• Last Session & Graduation Event (September 2019)
Share summer-time experiences and celebrate the completion of the course!

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“I loved everything about Stateline Farm Beginnings — meeting other farmers, seeing what other people’s visions are and how people were making this happen.”
– Vanessa Quiñones, The Victory Garden Farm