National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network
New Entry works in partnership with commercial farms and organizations coordinating ag apprenticeships and other on farm learning opportunities across the country to build an active learning network for Ag Apprenticeships.
Download the Ag Apprenticeship Toolkit, a comprehensive guide to establishing or improving an agricultural apprenticeship on your farm or ranch. This resouces includes tools, suggestions, and external links to supplementary resources.
AgALN is working to identify and share best practices for developing and delivering ag apprenticeship programs to train the next generation of US farmers and ranchers. To stay informed about this evolving work, please subscribe to the National Ag Apprenticeship Listserv.
This work includes coordination between apprenticeship training programs; sharing approaches, knowledge and resources; coordinating local and regional training-of-trainer efforts for farm educators and mentors; and fostering peer-to-peer dialogue with similar programs across the country.
Ag Apprenticeship Program Map
This map reflects ag apprenticeships across the country. To be included on the map, please fill out this form.
This network is designed to:
Disseminate Educational Resources through websites, broad outreach, webinars, a technical assistance referral network, posting to listservs/social media, sharing through the BFRDP clearinghouse and diverse beginning farmer service provider networks.
Strengthen Farm/ Ranch Mentor Skills via regional training of trainer sessions.
Support a Community of Practice and learning network for apprentice training programs through peer-to-peer sharing, annual conferences, and national/regional collaboration to strengthen both outreach and post-apprenticeship support resources.
Annual Survey! Report on your activities and grow in community with other farmers by taking a 25 minutes survey here.
Launch of the Ag Apprenticeship Resource Library