Hosting and Employment

Supporting Mentors to Teach Next Generation Agrarians - A Farm/Ranch Mentor Training Toolkit

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Case Studies, Curriculum, Educational Partnerships, Hosting and Employment, Program Development

This toolkit is designed to introduce apprenticeship training programs to the topics and frameworks that mentors have identified as challenges and that are important for mentors to address to offer a successful learning experience for their trainees. While agricultural mentors are likely experts in their field with many years of experience running an agricultural business, they still benefit from improving their skills and capacities as mentors,

Mentor Training at Stone Barns_February 2019

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Curriculum, Hosting and Employment, Program Development

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project co-hosted a mentor training with 40 participants from across the Northeast in collaboration with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York State on February 5, 2019.  The training was conducted by experienced farm mentors, Julie Sullivan (founding Quivira Coalition NAP mentor) and Polly Shyka (an experienced mentor in MOFGA’s JourneyPerson program).  The agenda provided was a working document referencing the topics discussed, tools used, and facilitators to plan and guide the day.

Mentor Candidate Tipsheet

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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.

Apprentice Employment Agreement TEMPLATE

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Farm Labor Laws / Legal, Hosting and Employment, Program Development, Recruitment

This template, authored by Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program, provides specific requirements and standards set for performance and expectations for mentors. It clearly states protocol for compensation, safety, communication, housing expectations and other important considerations for the workplace.

Balancing Work and Education - NAP Call Notes

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Educational Partnerships, Hosting and Employment, Program Development

This document, developed by Julie Sullivan, founding mentor of the Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program, provides examples and suggestions to help orient new apprentices to the farm and/or program. This includes adjusting to a new place and schedule, and advice on how to approach the work while providing your personal goals and perspective. This outline helps to set expectations and understanding between mentor and apprentice while getting settled in.

Candidate Tipsheet - Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

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Career Services, Educational Partnerships, Hosting and Employment, Recruitment, Registered Apprenticeships

The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship 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.

Rogue Farm Corps Mentor Farmer Packet

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Hosting and Employment, Internship Programs, Program Development, Recruitment, Registered Apprenticeships

Rogue Farm Corps’ internship and apprenticeship programs are designed to train the next generation of farmers and ranchers through a structured, educational framework that includes on-farm training, classes, farm tours, discussion groups, and independent projects.  These programs are designed to meet the legal criteria for unpaid internships and apprenticeships. Host farmers partner with Rogue Farm Corps and serve as primary mentors for the interns and apprentices on their farm.

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 - Onboarding: An orientation guide for your Apprentice’s first days

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Curriculum, Hosting and Employment, Internship Programs, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships

Onboarding: An orientation guide for your Apprentice’s first days. A tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (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)

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