Farm Forward Mentorship


Mentoring the Next Generation

Experience often times is the best teacher. Our Farm Forward Mentorship helps the next generation learn from the experience of others. Through this program, young, beginning and small farmers partner with experienced mentors generating an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge.

Professional business coaches and mentoring consultants facilitate the 18 month-long program. The program begins with a day of training and 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 group celebration event at the end of the program.

Value to Mentor

  • Satisfaction of helping and teaching the next generation
  • Learning new ideas
  • Gaining experience in the art of mentorship

Value to Mentee

  • Gaining broad knowledge of industry dynamics and practices
  • Networking with key industry contacts
  • Understanding today’s agriculture business model 


Interested in joining the program?

We are currently seeking both mentees and mentors to participate in the 2020 - 2022 Farm Forward Mentorship program beginning this December. For more information, contact your local branch or click here.

If you are interested in joining the program, sign-up below by September 25, 2020!


COVID-19 Resources and Updates 

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