Routes to Farm Beginning Farmer of the Year Award with Peg Shaeffer

March 17, 2017 @ 9:15 am – 9:25 am

Routes to Farm is a collaboration of farmer alliances in the regional foodshed of greater Chicago dedicated to training the emerging generation of local and sustainable farmers. 

Angelic Organics Learning Center and the Upper Midwest CRAFT farmer alliance launched the Beginning Farmer of the Year award in 2013 in order to celebrate and promote new farmers growing for our local and sustainable food and farm economy. The winner of this award selects the Mentor Farmer of the Year, honoring an experienced farmer who generously provided mentoring at some time during their first 10 years of startup.

Read more about the 2017 finalists!