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 Beverly, 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 nesfp@tufts.edu.

Internship Agreement 2020

Resource Type: 

Communication, Internship Programs, Program Development

The University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture (UM IAA) Internship Agreement is a contract between the student, the farm where they will be interning, and the internship coordinator. This template format includes contact information, job description, learning objectives, and evaluation plan, and can be applied generally for any combination of a mentor, mentee, and mentoring organization.

Internship Search Self-Assessment Form

Resource Type: 

Communication, Internship Programs, Program Development, Recruitment

The Internship Search Self-Assessment form was created by the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture in 2019.  The IAA Internship Search Self- Assessment is a form for exploring various aspects of what one is looking for in their farming internship. The form focuses on skills types, industry, location, and work style.

Interview Checklist For Apprentices

Communication is the key to apprentice-mentor relationships. Use this checklist as a guide during your initial meeting/interview to make sure everyone is clear about what
they’re getting into.

Interview Checklist For Farmers

Communication is the key to apprentice-farmer relationships. Use this checklist as a guide during your initial meeting/interview to make sure everyone is clear about what
they’re getting into.

Logic Model - Quivira Coalition New Agrarian Program

Resource Type: 

Program Development

Quivira Coalition has developed a Logic Model to help visualize their apprenticeship program's resources, activities and expected outcomes. It is a tool used to simplify complex relationships between various components and can be used during program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Mentor 101 Training Agenda

Resource Type: 

Program Development

Quivira Coalition's Agenda to host Mentor 101 introductory calls.  This serves as an informational session for prospective mentors to enter and get involved with their New Agrarian Program.

Mentor Candidate Tipsheet

Resource Type: 

Hosting and Employment, Program Development, Recruitment

The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) Candidate Tipsheet provides mentor candidates with tips for what to include in their profile, and factors to consider when looking for apprentices. This includes what information should be shared and how to make an interesting profile for apprentice applications.

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