Apprenticeship Resources Library

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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PASA Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship Job Book

Resource Type: 

Curriculum, Program Development, Registered Apprenticeships

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conducted a DACUM (Designing and Curriculum) process to help inform the skills and competencies of their Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship (DVA) Program. This document introduces the apprenticeship program, describes the program requirements, the mentor and apprentice qualifications required, and provides examples of their skills evaluation forms, training topics, and related technical instruction tracking forms. 

Quivira Coalition NAP Grievance Policy

Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program promotes a code of conduct that all apprentices must follow as part of the expectations of the program.  They also clarify their grievance reporting process, conflict resolution policy, and process for additional disciplinary review and corrective action policy.

Quivira Coalition NAP Grievance Report Form

This is a grievance report form that an apprentice or mentor can complete to bring any issue to the attention of a NAP Coordinator/staff member to receive support toward a resolution of a conflict.

Rogue Farm Corps Mentor Farmer Packet

Resource Type: 

Hosting and Employment, Internship Programs, Program Development, Recruitment, Registered Apprenticeships

Rogue Farm Corps’ internship and apprenticeship programs are designed to train the next generation of farmers and ranchers through a structured, educational framework that includes on-farm training, classes, farm tours, discussion groups, and independent projects.  These programs are designed to meet the legal criteria for unpaid internships and apprenticeships. Host farmers partner with Rogue Farm Corps and serve as primary mentors for the interns and apprentices on their farm.

San Juan Ranch - Skills Checklists

Resource Type: 

Communication, Curriculum, Feedback and Assessment

These skills sheets are used at San Juan Ranch to conduct periodic skills assessments with their interns and apprentices to assess learning and mastery of the various skills taught on the ranch.  These are used in conversation with each apprentice to assess and celebrate learning and identify areas for further improvement.

Supporting Mentors to Teach Next Generation Agrarians - A Farm/Ranch Mentor Training Toolkit

Resource Type: 

Case Studies, Curriculum, Educational Partnerships, Hosting and Employment, Program Development

This toolkit is designed to introduce apprenticeship training programs to the topics and frameworks that mentors have identified as challenges and that are important for mentors to address to offer a successful learning experience for their trainees. While agricultural mentors are likely experts in their field with many years of experience running an agricultural business, they still benefit from improving their skills and capacities as mentors,

The Ladder of Inference

Resource Type: 

Communication, Educational Partnerships, Feedback and Assessment

The University of Maine - Cooperative Extension, funded through a Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Farm Coaching Project, created The Ladder of Inference to show how we convert observations into our beliefs and actions, and can be used in instances of conflict resolution and communication to separate the objective from the subjective.