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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The Feedback and Assessment sheet compiled from various resources by Julie Sullivan, NAP Founding Mentor of the Quivira Coaltion, gives tools and tips for how and when to provide feedback, and various information regarding what is good feedback, and what to expect when giving feedback.
This goal setting worksheet from the Adult Learner Handbook provides a template for determining how a goal can be carried through using the SMART goal method (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely).
Curriculum, Hosting and Employment, Program Development
This report presents a draft plan for a Hudson Valley-wide farmer apprenticeship program coordinated by the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming in Cold Spring, NY. The program supports host farms to provide robust apprenticeships by offering program structure, direct training, resource coordination and network building for apprentices and for mentors.
Communication, Internship Programs, Program Development
The University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture (UMIAA) Internship Agreement is a contract between the student, the farm where they will be interning, and the internship coordinator. This template format includes contact information, job description, learning objectives, and evaluation plan, and can be applied generally for any combination of a mentor, mentee, and mentoring organization.
Communication, Internship Programs, Program Development, Recruitment
The Internship Search Self-Assessment form was created by the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture in 2019. The IAA Internship Search Self- Assessment is a form for exploring various aspects of what one is looking for in their farming internship. The form focuses on skills types, industry, location, and work style.
Quivira Coalition has developed a Logic Model to help visualize their apprenticeship program's resources, activities and expected outcomes. It is a tool used to simplify complex relationships between various components and can be used during program planning, implementation and evaluation.