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. Host farmers are required to adhere to Rogue Farm Corps’ Standard & Guidelines (included below) and be committed to the mission of training new farmers and ranchers. The focus of Rogue Farm Corps’ training programs is mentoring new farmers.
This packet is designed to help mentors think through what it means to become a mentor and Host Farm for Rogue Farm Corps.