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Application and Eligibility Information

Am I eligible?

If you meet all of the following criteria, your farm is eligible for up to $1,000 in technical assistance as long as funds are available:

•    You are a current CRAFT member and/or a Stateline Farm Beginnings graduate;
•    You have a “farm-start,” meaning you have made your first sale of a farm product; and,
•    It has been 10 years or less since your “farm-start,” or first sale.

What makes a strong application?

Applications should describe a compelling, targeted need that could be fulfilled with the help and expertise of a consultant, and a description of how participation in TAP will help to improve the viability of their farm business. Applicants are screened for eligibility, including their ability to commit time and effort to participation.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete an application and send it in with a check for $20. We will notify you if your application has been approved.
  2. The Farmer Training Staff will work with you to communicate with your chosen consultant, or help you locate a consultant if you do not have someone in mind.

There is a $20 fee to enroll in TAP. Aside from this enrollment fee, the technical assistance will be provided free of charge to the farmer once the farm is chosen to participate. Farmers should submit a check, made out to Angelic Organics Learning Center with their application. We will return the check if we are not able to enroll the farm in the program.

Filling out the application is not a guarantee that the farm will be selected to receive services, as the program has limited funding available.

Technical Assistance Program Application

You may email us your completed application,

Or mail it to:
Angelic Organics Learning Center
1545 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL  61011
Attn: Farmer Training Program Assistant

Questions? Please contact our Farmer Training Program Assistant, at 815-389-8455 or email.

*This project was supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant# 2009-49400-19578.