National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network

New Entry works in partnership with commercial farms and organizations coordinating apprenticeships and other on farm learning opportunities across the country to build an active learning network for Ag Apprenticeships.

To stay informed about this evolving work, please subscribe to the National Ag Apprenticeship Listserv.

The work of this network is geared towards formalizing a set of shared standards or best practices for meeting the learning goals of ag apprentices looking to gain management and production skills on commercial farms.

New Entry and partners will accomplish this goal by fostering coordination between diverse apprenticeship training programs; sharing best practices, 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.

Upcoming Events

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

January 17th, 2018: Tune in to a SAEA webinar about Apprenticeship Best Practices, featuring our work!