Dairy

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. 

Tools for Feedback and Evaluation

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Communication, Feedback and Assessment

When delivered in a timely, thoughtful and skillful manner, feedback can be one of the most effective tools for both professional development and trust building between learner and mentor. This short guide offers several constructive approaches for mentors to provide feedback and evaluation to ag apprentices. This short guide, adapted from the Ag Apprentice Toolkit, is intended for existing and aspiring mentor farmers and ag apprentice programs. 

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)

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 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 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: 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)

Webinar: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship 6.19.18

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Communication, Curriculum, Hosting and Employment, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships

Join Laura Paine from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) to hear about DGA’s work on understanding and working with adult learners in an agricultural setting. DGA is a federally registered apprenticeship program with 150 approved farms across 11 states providing on-farm mentorship. Laura will share materials that DGA has been working on for professional development of ag apprenticeship masters/mentors.

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