Join CRAFT Now as a CRAFT Farm or "Friend of CRAFT". CRAFT Field Days are Free to All Members.
Learn to farm from experienced farmers! Help mentor the beginning farmers!
Join CRAFT now.
Which membership do I choose?
- If you already own a farm or are managing a farm, join as a "Farm" member for $25.
- If you are interested in becoming a farmer, work on someone else's farm or want to learn more and/or stay involved in the network, join as a "Friend of CRAFT" for $30.
ALL CRAFT Farmers and Friends of CRAFT members receive the same benefits: a copy of the CRAFT Handbook, updated annually; FREE attendance at all CRAFT Field Day Workshops; inclusion in our email distribution system; and access to the members only section of the website.
2013 Training Events - CRAFT Field Days
These events are FREE for all CRAFT Members (Farms & Friends of CRAFT)
CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) was founded in 1997 by a group of family farmers and works to train our next generation of organic, biodynamic, and/or sustainable farmers.
CRAFT members gain access to hands-on training and learn skills that will help them advance from farming novice to starting and running their own farm. CRAFT offers on-farm training and business planning, field day workshops hosted by member farms and access to a wide variety of resources. All provided directly by the experienced farmers. You will be exposed to a wide diversity of farming practices and join a supportive network of farmers and farmers-in-training.
CRAFT welcomes trainees with all levels of experience, whether you've never farmed before, you have significant experience and need advanced training, or you're an established farmer seeking to transition to sustainable agriculture. CRAFT trainees include rural and urban residents, recent immigrants, and a high percentage of women. Many get involved through internships on CRAFT member farms.
More than 90 sustainable farms in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin belong to CRAFT. Coordination is provided by Angelic Organics Learning Center.
For more information, contact the Program Assistant at 815.389.8455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRAFT members will receive first notification when Stateline Farm Beginnings® enrollment opens July 1. For more information on Stateline Farm Beginnings, email Sheri Doyel, Program Facilitator at email@example.com.