Angelic Organics Learning Center

Project Title
Veteran Beginning Farmer Project
Caledonia, IL

Since 1998, Angelic Organics Learning Center has helped build sustainable local food and farm systems through experiential education and training programs in partnership with rural and urban people. This grant will fund further expansion of Angelic Organics’ service model specifically to U.S. veterans, including the Take Root program. The goal of the Veteran Beginning Farmer project is to leverage the resources of the most innovative farmer-led farmer training programs in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin for the benefit of veterans. Veterans will have the opportunity to learn about farming, to create a business plan to launch their farm businesses, gain access to capital and financial training, and work apprenticeships at operating farms.