Press release from Organic Growers School:
The purpose of the Mentor Services program is to support beginning and intermediate farmers by partnering them with experienced regional farmers who can provide them with one-on-one practical planning skills in the areas of:
-farm design and production
-marketing and business development
-connecting them to the regional farming community
By serving as Mentors, regional farmers will be able to pass on the skills and knowledge that they possess to other farmers and help to build collaboration and community among the farming community.
We are looking for farmers who have been farming at least 1 year and/or have worked as a farm manager.
Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis. Farming partners who apply jointly will receive one mentor.
Preference is given to graduates of Farm Beginnings® (or other relevant farmer training programs) and members of CRAFT.
We are seeking experienced farmer mentors. We are specifically seeking experienced African American, Indigenous and Farmers of Color and any who may speak Spanish to serve our diverse beginning farmer population. We offer a $500 honorarium for your service as a mentor.
Farm Beginnings mentors offer participants 15 hours of mentorship from February to September, with a mix of in person and remote support.
Mentor Services is for new and beginning farmers. Mentors offer participants up to 30 hours of mentoring for a full year.