Program Timeline: January-December 2016
Application Deadline: December 7th, 2015
Major Events: Winter Conference Kick-off meeting, January 16th, 2016 and Summer Conference mid-season meeting, August, 13th, 2016
To read the full program description and access the application click here.
We are seeking beginning farmers with some experience who are in the beginning stages of, or preparing to take on farm ownership or a leadership position, and those interested in deepening their farming knowledge. Applicants should have clear learning goals and the motivation to work towards meeting those goals by utilizing the expertise of a mentor and committing to educational opportunities and group collaboration.
Based on feedback from mentees and mentors, and research of other successful farm mentorship programs, we have made some changes to our program that will increase its effectiveness and provide improved educational support to our participants.
• 12 month mentorship
• Admission to NOFA/Mass Winter Conference and NOFA Summer Conference
• Stipends to NOFA/Mass Advanced Grower and On Farm Workshops
• Program Coordinator support
• Two group meetings to support the structuring and success of individual mentorships and build relationships between program participants
Program Cost: $200, NOFA/Mass Membership required. To become a NOFA/Mass member and see all the benefits that membership offers, visit www.nofamass.org/membership.
To read the full program description and access the application Click Here
Please Contact our Coordinator, Brittany Overshiner with Inquiries. We are also seeking Mentors interested in participating in the program.