Please register to join New the Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network, and check our their latest offering:
Network Resources and Approaches, an online WebEx event which will launch the Ag Apprenticeship Toolkit and offer a briefing on the power of networks by Andrew Crosson of Rural Support Partners.
1 PM EST
This event will include a tour of the Ag Apprenticeship Toolkit, the capstone resource from Year 1 of the National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network, and will detail how participation in networks can strengthen local, regional and national food systems work.
The Ag Apprenticeship Toolkit is a practical guide for developing or improving an ag apprenticeship program, and represents a collection of best practices and recommendations from experts in the field of agricultural training, including Quivira Coalition, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Rogue Farm Corps, Vilicus Farms and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. The toolkit covers topics ranging from developing applications to your program and managing the interview process, to determining compensation and providing feedback.
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.
To stay informed about the evolving work of the National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network, please subscribe to the National Ag Apprenticeship Listserv.
The work of the National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network is geared towards formalizing a set of shared standards or best practices for meeting the learning goals of ag apprentices looking to gain management and production skills on commercial farms.
New Entry and partners will accomplish this goal by fostering coordination between diverse apprenticeship training programs; sharing best practices, knowledge and resources; coordinating local and regional training-of-trainer efforts for farm educators and mentors; and fostering peer-to-peer dialogue with similar programs across the country.
To learn more about jobs, internships, and apprenticeships from beginningfarmers.org go to: https://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/
To learn more about beginning farmer training programs go to: https://www.beginningfarmers.org/beginning-farmer-training-programs/