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.
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.
Our physical library at our offices in Beverly, MA contains books, CD's, DVD's periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer.
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Internship Programs, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships
Agricultural apprenticeships offer hands-on experiential learning through intensive mentorship to the next generation of farmers and ranchers. New Entry Sustainable Farming Project works to coordinate the Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network (AgALN) to facilitate the growth of more mentorship opportunities to jointly train and support new agrarians. We conduct a yearly survey of apprenticeship programs, and this data represents 45 program responses over three years of reported information (2017, 2018, and 2019).
Educational Partnerships, Hosting and Employment, Program Development
This document, developed by Julie Sullivan, founding mentor of the Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program, provides examples and suggestions to help orient new apprentices to the farm and/or program. This includes adjusting to a new place and schedule, and advice on how to approach the work while providing your personal goals and perspective. This outline helps to set expectations and understanding between mentor and apprentice while getting settled in.
Rogue Farm Corps engaged a cultural agility consultant, Gilda Montenegro-Fix to provide a training on diversity, equity and inclusion to their farm mentors. This document contains handouts used during the training with references to the originating organizations.
Career Services, Educational Partnerships, Hosting and Employment, Recruitment, Registered Apprenticeships
The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Candidate Tipsheet provides mentor candidates with tips for what to include in their profile, and factors to consider when looking for apprentices. This includes what information should be shared and how to make an interesting profile for apprentice applications.
Finding the right match between you and the farm you ultimately decide to apprentice at is so crucial, and why you need to take the initial selection process so seriously. Here are a few tips that MOFGA has learned over the years to help you with that process.
Farm Labor Laws / Legal, Hosting and Employment, Program Development
This document was developed by the Quivira Coalition and is intended to provide NAP (New Agrarian Program) participants with general recommendations for safety during COVID-19, as well as an update on how the pandemic is affecting NAP’s programmatic offerings. The suggestions in the document are meant to be used as a starting point—it is up to individual and mentors to decide which precautions to take based on their unique situation.
Created Equal: How Class Matters in Our Lives is a handout from the Social Equity Leadership Conference 2016, held on Thursday, June 2, 2016. The facilitator was Shane Lloyd who received his Bachelors of Science degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his Master of Public Health degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.