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Farm Dreams


June 5: Blue Yonder Farm, North Salem, IN from 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

June 19: Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, Champaign, IL  from 5:30 - 9:00 PM

July 10: Harvest and Blooms Farm, Springfield, IL from 5:30 - 9:00 PM 

August 14: Spence Farm, Fairbury, IL from 5:30 - 9:00 PM 

Farm Dreams is an annual workshop series for aspiring farmers like you to discover what it would really take to start your own farm business. From assessing your skills and resources, to meeting successful farmers in your region, to deciding next steps for pursuing your farm dream, this workshop is the perfect setting for you to find out what it takes to own a successful farm business.

Each workshop is from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and is held on a working farm. Registration costs $20 and includes a light supper and the Farm Dreams Handbook. Questions can be sent to or by calling 217-840-2128.

What are people saying about Farm Dreams?

"I took the workshop to begin taking bigger steps in my new sustainable farming career. It made me think deeper about my future plans, explore other farms, and set me up to take more classes with The Land Connection." -John Williams, Red Crib Acres and PrairiErth Farm

"I attended The Land Connection's Farm Dreams class when I was still a sociologist, as I was just contemplating a major career shift into farming. That class was the first time I articulated out loud my plan to become a farmer in front of other people, and the kinds of guiding questions and discussions we had helped me move from a nebulous, interior, imagined idea of farming to something much more concrete--and therefore much more doable." -Katie Kenney, Stone Court Farm

"Farm Dreams showed me where I have room for growth and helped me put together the vision of what I wanted from our farm. I particularly liked when we were asked to choose one word to describe our farm dream, and to draw and describe the map of our ideal farm." -Tony Grant, Fat Hill Farm