Hudson Valley Regional Apprenticeship Program Plan

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.

The program plan arose from structured discussions with farmer-mentors and apprentices in the region, and with directors of similar programs across the country, and from a review of published research. The report offers a needs assessment and regional resource listing, highlighting where gaps exist and how they might be filled by a Glynwood-coordinated program to support regional host farm mentors and their apprentices.