Diversified vegetable

NAP Evaluation Questions (2019)

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Feedback and Assessment, Program Development

This document is used by Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program to interview their apprentices and mentors to solicit feedback on their experience in the NAP program. 

PASA Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship Job Book

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Curriculum, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conducted a DACUM (Designing and Curriculum) process to help inform the skills and competencies of their Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship (DVA) Program. This document introduces the apprenticeship program, describes the program requirements, the mentor and apprentice qualifications required, and provides examples of their skills evaluation forms, training topics, and related technical instruction tracking forms. 

On Farm Skills Development Guide

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Curriculum, Feedback and Assessment, Internship Programs, Program Development

Northeast Organic Farming Association - New York designed this “On Farm Skills Development Guide”

The NOFA-NY skills guide is a template where mentors and mentees can track progress of various skills across farming, including specific knowledge related to livestock, business, fruit, dairy, produce, and repair. The guide also includes a template for periodic evaluations.

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.

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)

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