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Application Information

Stateline Farm Beginnings program is limited to 25 students total, optimizing interaction between participants, instructors, and guest speakers. The fee for the yearlong program is $1,500; payment plans and scholarships are available. Full program details can be found in our 2019-2020 Information Packet.

The program fee includes:

  • Over 55 hours of classroom time
  • Course supplies which includes core books and a course binder
  • One-on-one mentorship pairs you with a farmer-mentor in your field of interest
  • Upper Midwest CRAFT 2019 & 2020 membership which includes access to 10+ field days, resources, online Farmer Directory)
  • Entry for up to two people
    • One additional person working on the same business plan such as your business partner, a family member, or life partner may take the course with you
    • Complete the “Primary Application” and the “Partner Application” if you are interested in having two people from one farm business attend

Financial Assistance & Discounts

If you are unable to pay the full program fee, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship! Only scholarship applications post-marked on or before September 22, 2019 will be considered. We also have a limited number of scholarships for military veterans. Veterans please click here for scholarship information. All scholarships are first come, first served.

Early application is encouraged! An Early-Bird Discount of $150 will be applied to all applications post-marked on or before September 1, 2019. Application review will begin September 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted until September 22nd, 2019 and will be assessed in the order received. You will be notified in mid- to late- September of acceptance or denial.

So, how do I apply?

The application period for the 2019-2020 program is closed. If you'd like to be added to our 2020-2021 program interest list, please click here

  • Online application submissions are encouraged!
  • Other options: Complete a hard-copy application and mail OR email it to us (In the email please include how you intend on paying for your deposit.)
    • Pay for the deposit separately by mailing a check with the application OR paying with a credit card online or over the phone. 
    • Mail applications and checks to Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1545 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL 61011. Please make all checks payable to Angelic Organics Learning Center.

2019-2020 Application (PDF form)
2019-2020 Application (MS Word form)

    What is your refund policy?

    The Stateline Farm Beginnings deposit is non-refundable. No tuition refunds are available after the first session during the year in which you are originally enrolled. If you have to withdraw for any reason during the course, tuition refunds cannot be made. 

    After the first session, if you are unable to attend for any reason, you may reserve your spot in the next Stateline Farm Beginnings course. Tuition credit must be requested by November 1st of the year in which you were originally enrolled. If you are unable to attend the follow year course, we will send you documentation so your tuition fee can be recorded as a tax-deductible contribution to the ongoing work of Angelic Organics Learning Center.

    Payment Plans

    Full payment (Oct), three-month (Oct, Nov, Dec), and five-month (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) payment plans are available. Payment plan information will be distributed upon acceptance. Your monthly payment is based on the initial tuition minus any discounts, scholarships, and deposit. Tuition is due no later than the last session in February.


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