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Farmer Training Initiative

Incubator/Co-op Farming CRAFT Field Day at Fondy Farm Project

Farmer Training Initiative

Sustainable farms can provide farm families with a good quality of life; protect our land, air, and water; and support the local economy. Yet in the US, farmers over 65 outnumber those under 35 by 3-to-1. More than 400 million acres of farmland will change hands in the next twenty years. Will it be farmed? Where will the next generation of farmers come from? How will they find the support needed to succeed?
Angelic Organics Learning Center’s Farmer Training Initiative is working to train our next generation of sustainable farmers. We help urban and rural people learn directly from our region’s best farmers and begin growing for market.


Stateline Farm Beginnings®
A one year training course. Stateline Farm Beginnings® is a farmer-led training and support program designed to help people plan and launch sustainable farm businesses.
CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training)
Join CRAFT now! CRAFT welcomes trainees with all levels of experience. The alliance has become one of the leading efforts to train the next generation of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farmers. Graduates, who now lead dozens of new local farms, are trained by some of the most accomplished farmers in the Midwest.