Stateline Farm Beginnings helps launch or expand your sustainable farm business! Now in its 14th 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 around 100 farms in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area. This yearlong program includes:
10 Business Planning Sessions focused on developing a business plan plus much more (October 2018 - March 2019)
Field Day Workshops covering a variety of topics, hosted at sustainable farms (January - October 2019)
One-on-One Mentorship in your field of interest (April - October 2019)
Last Session & Graduation Event to celebrate the completion of the course with a graduation potluck (Late September)
All levels are welcome, whether you’re new to farming, transitioning from conventional to organic, or looking to grow your farm business. We encourage military veterans to apply! Scholarships are available. APPLY & LEARN MORE!>>>
The early bird discount ends Friday, 9/7 and the application period ends Friday, 9/28, so we’re trying to spread the word as much as possible!
Check out the press release which includes photos should you need additional info!