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Application Information

Stateline Farm Beginnings program is limited to 30 people, optimizing interaction between participants, instructors, and guest speakers. The fee for the yearlong program is $1,500; payment plans and scholarships are available. The application period is rolling through Friday, September 29, 2017. 

The program fee includes:

  • Over 55 hours of classroom time
  • Course supplies (including core books and course binder)
  • 2018 Upper Midwest CRAFT membership (includes 8+ field day workshops, resources, CRAFT Handbook and Directory)
  • One-on-one mentorship (paired with an mentor of your choice)
  • 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

If you are unable to pay the full program fee, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Non-veteran scholarship applications are available below. Veterans please call or email us for scholarship information.

Early application is encouraged! An Early-Bird Discount of $150 will be applied to all applications post-marked no later than September 1, 2017. Application review will begin September 1, 2017. Applicants will be assessed in the order received.

How do I apply?

Fill out an application and send it in with the non-refundable $50 deposit. You may pay for your deposit by check or credit card (over the phone). You will be notified in mid- to late- September of acceptance or denial.

    Where do I submit my application?

    Mail to Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL 61011. You can also email the application and send the deposit check seperately or pay by credit card over the phone. Please make all checks payable to Angelic Organics Learning Center.

    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 are 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.

    Questions?

    More information can be found on our FAQ page or contact us by phone at (815) 389-8455 or email.