Apprenticeship Resources Library

New Entry works in partnership with commercial farms and organizations coordinating apprenticeships and other on farm learning opportunities across the country to build an active learning network for Ag Apprenticeships.

This network is designed to disseminate educational resources through websites, broad outreach, webinars, a technical assistance referral network, posting to listservs/social media, sharing through the BFRDP clearinghouse and diverse beginning farmer service provider networks.

Our physical library at our offices in Lowell, MA contains books, CD's, DVD's periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer.

If you have a resource you would like include here, contact Lindsay Davies: lindsay.davies@tufts.edu.

Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network Toolkit

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Career Services, Case Studies, Communication, Curriculum, Educational Partnerships, Farm Labor Laws / Legal, Feedback and Assessment, Fundraising, Hosting and Employment, Insurance, Internship Programs, Program Development, Recruitment, Registered Apprenticeships, Volunteers

A Guide to Developing or Improving an Ag Apprenticeship Training Program on Your Farm or Ranch
This toolkit was developed by the Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network, including New Entry and the following partners: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Rogue Farm Corps, Quivira Coalition, Vilicus Farms

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DGA Communication Tip Sheet

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Communication, Hosting and Employment, Registered Apprenticeships

Communicating with your Apprentice: Are you speaking the same language? a tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA).

DGA Ed Coordinator Training

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Curriculum, Educational Partnerships, Registered Apprenticeships

Helping our Masters be good trainers and mentors. From Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)

DGA Generations Tip Sheet

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Curriculum, Hosting and Employment, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships

Bridging the Generations Differences between you and your Apprentice. Tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Aprenticeship (DGA)

DGA Leadership Styles Tip Sheet

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Communication, Curriculum, Hosting and Employment, Registered Apprenticeships

Leadership Styles: The example we set for our Apprentice. Tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)

DGA Safety on the Farm Tip Sheet

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Hosting and Employment, Registered Apprenticeships

Safety on the farm: Getting your Apprentice started with good safety habits. Tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)

DGA: Adult Learner Tip Sheet

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Hosting and Employment, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships

Thoughts on teaching adult learners from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)

Employment Law for the Farm: Q & A Webinar

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Farm Labor Laws / Legal

Please join New Entry Sustainable Food Project and the Legal Food Hub for Employment Law for the Farm: Q & A Webinar. As the farming season begins, do you have last minute questions about the legal implications of your farm apprentice program? Do you have questions about the agricultural exemption from minimum wage? Wondering whether you need to worry about overtime or what records you need to keep about your farm employees this summer? Join our webinar to ask your employment law questions to a leading expert in Massachusetts.

On-Farm Labor and Learnings: Definitions

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Farm Labor Laws / Legal, Internship Programs, Registered Apprenticeships, Volunteers

While there are finite legal categories for on-farm labor and learning, many farms structure learning in ways that aren’t adequately described by existing terms, or that stretch the standard definitions of legal options. Here we suggest some terms and definitions for commonly used labor and learning arrangements. As a community of practice evolves in this work, we hope to continue to modify and refine these definitions. This short guide, adapted from the Ag Apprenticeship Toolkit, is intended for existing and aspiring mentor farmers and ag apprenticeship programs. 

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