Stateline Farm Beginnings
Stateline Farm Beginnings® services Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The course attracts both rural and urban participants, with students hailing from Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee, Madison, and nearby communities. Since 2005, graduates of the program have launched more than 60 new sustainable farms in the region.
Stateline Farm Beginnings is administered by Angelic Organics Learning Center. The course runs for 1 year starting in October with business and financial training. In the spring, each student is paired with a mentor offering expertise specific to the student’s needs as students try and develop their business plans. As a Stateline Farm Beginnings student, Angelic Organics Learning Center provides a complimentary 1 year membership in CRAFT, a grassroots farmer network for sustainable farms, and opportunities for advanced training at the learning center.