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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Stateline Farm Beginnings Classes Begin October 7, 2017

Stateline Farm Beginnings helps launch or expand your sustainable farm business! Now in its 12th year, this program has graduated nearly 300 sustainable farmers and is part of the national Farm Beginnings Collaborative. Learn from some of the most innovative farmers and experts in the Midwest and create lifelong friendships within a new sustainable farming network of more than 90 farms in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area. All levels are welcome, whether you’re new to farming, transitioning from conventional to organic, or looking to grow your farm business.

This yearlong program includes:
• 10 Business Planning Sessions hosted on Angelic Organics farm (October 2017 – March 2018)
• Field Day Workshops covering different topics, hosted at sustainable farms (April – October 2018)
• One-on-One Mentorship in your field of interest (April – October 2018)