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.
Hudson Valley Regional Apprenticeship Program Plan
NAP Evaluation Questions (2019)
This document is used by Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program to interview their apprentices and mentors to solicit feedback on their experience in the NAP program.
San Juan Ranch - Skills Checklists
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.
On-Farm Labor and Learnings: Definitions
While there are finite legal categories for on-farm labor and learning, many farms structure learning in ways that aren’t adequately described by existing terms, or that stretch the standard definitions of legal options. Here we suggest some terms and definitions for commonly used labor and learning arrangements. As a community of practice evolves in this work, we hope to continue to modify and refine these definitions. This short guide, adapted from the Ag Apprenticeship Toolkit, is intended for existing and aspiring mentor farmers and ag apprenticeship programs.
Tools for Feedback and Evaluation
When delivered in a timely, thoughtful and skillful manner, feedback can be one of the most effective tools for both professional development and trust building between learner and mentor. This short guide offers several constructive approaches for mentors to provide feedback and evaluation to ag apprentices. This short guide, adapted from the Ag Apprentice Toolkit, is intended for existing and aspiring mentor farmers and ag apprentice programs.
DGA Safety on the Farm Tip Sheet
Safety on the farm: Getting your Apprentice started with good safety habits. Tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)
DGA - Onboarding: An orientation guide for your Apprentice’s first days
Onboarding: An orientation guide for your Apprentice’s first days. A tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)
DGA Leadership Styles Tip Sheet
Leadership Styles: The example we set for our Apprentice. Tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)
DGA Generations Tip Sheet
Bridging the Generations Differences between you and your Apprentice. Tip sheet from Dairy Grazing Aprenticeship (DGA)
DGA Ed Coordinator Training
Helping our Masters be good trainers and mentors. From Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA)