Interested in Sheep, Bees, Pasture, or Maple Syrup?
Good news! There are still a few spaces left in our 2015 mentorship programs!
Along with our popular Beekeeping and Sheep Farming Mentorships, FAW is proudly launching two brand new programs this year in Pasture Management, and Maple Syrup Production. Each has been designed by long-time producers with beginners in mind, and will feature plenty of hands-on learning, complemented by one-on-one mentor support.
Beginning in April, the Pasture Management Mentorship will focus on thought-intensive management systems by exploring design opportunities and important plant-grazer interactions. And in October, the Maple Syrup Production Mentorship will expose participants to forest management, woodlot and production facilities, as well as successful marketing strategies and value-added production.
In each of the four mentorships, mentees attend field days on the farms of our experienced mentors, to participate in projects and field work relevant to the production season. By keeping class sizes small, all of our programs are focussed on group learning and collaboration, with the goal of building strong ties to the broader farming community.
If you are interested in developing your skills and confidence under the guidance of an experienced mentor, Farms at Work’s On-Farm Mentorship Programs may be for you. There are still a few spots available for the 2015 season, so please visit our Mentorships Program page and submit your application today!