Today's farmers are American agriculture's greatest asset, and the scope of their knowledge - today and tomrorow - goes far beyond the field. GreenStone's Farm Forward Mentorship program
pairs young, beginning and small farmers with experienced mentors, and is designed to share this wealth of knowledge with agriculture's next generation.
Professional business coaches and mentoring consultants will facilitate the year-long program. Beginning with a day of training in January, the program includes several coordinated conversations and site visits to mentor and mentee farms throughout the year. Some key areas of focus include: creating an effective business plan, managing risk, utilizing resources and overseeing day-to-day operations. Though these relationships will last long after, the official program concludes with a celebration event at the end of the year.Value to Mentor
- Satisfaction of helping and teaching the next generation
- Learn new ideas
- Gain experience in the art of mentorship
Value to Mentee
- Gain broad knowledge of industry dynamics and practices
- Network with key industry contacts
- Understanding the business model of agriculture today
As we look to the 2017 program, GreenStone is seeking the next set of customers who see value in this opportunity - both mentees and mentors. If you are interested in participating, contact your local branch today to learn more!