Stateline Farm Beginnings

Seeks Future Farmers

Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) is accepting applications for Stateline Farm Beginnings, its yearlong program that has trained more than 250 sustainable farmers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 2005. The course attracts rural and urban participants, with students hailing from Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee, Madison and surrounding communities. Applications for the 2016-17 course are available through October 1.

       Stateline Farm Beginnings is part of the Farm Beginnings Collaborative (, a national network that trains new farmers. The course is farmer-led, community-based and focused on sustainable agriculture. Unique to Farm Beginnings is the opportunity for students to join a farmer network right away. While taking classes, students form relationships with farmers in the community where they often launch their farming business.

       The program begins October 8, with 10 course sessions that meet biweekly on Saturdays at Angelic Organics Learning Center. In the second half of the course, students are matched with a farmer/advisor and they attend field days.

Location: 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia. Apply at or call 815-389-8455. Visit to view programs offered across Il.

Kathleen Bolin is communications coordinator for Angelic Organics Learning Center. Adapted from an article originally posted on


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