"Through Windy City Harvest's (WCH) nine-month training, beginning farmers will earn a certificate in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture from Daley College/Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI) of the City Colleges of Chicago.
"Training in organic and sustainable specialty crop production Apprentice farmers grow crops sustainably on land in Pembroke Township. Pembroke farmers increase their production and improve production methods with the help of apprentices.
The Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) and Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) created the Farmer Development Scholarship Program to help farmers in the Upper Midwest CRAFT network offset the costs of continuing education as they build and grow their young farm businesses. Eligible farms can apply for
The Technical Assistance Pool is an accumulation of specialists who have skills and/or expertise they would like to share with beginning and transitioning farmers to improve the economic viability of sustainable farms in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
In 1997, ten farmers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin founded the Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), the second CRAFT program in the U.S. Since then, the alliance has become one of the leading efforts to train the next generation of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farmers.
"The Farm Business Development Center at Prairie Crossing (FBDC) is a place that supports the development of successful family farm enterprises by focusing on the production and marketing of organic foods for local and regional food systems.
MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture dedicated to the development of a comprehensive interactive data base of food industry marketing and business data. It is currently one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry related data in the country.