About Harvesting Our Potential Mentorships
WFAN's Harvesting Our Potential mentorship program matches women who are exploring careers in sustainable agriculture with experienced female farmer mentors (farming 5 years or more). Due to our funding restrictions in 2019, we will only be accepting mentors within Iowa this year.
The mentee works directly with a farmer instructor to gain hands-on experience. Most mentorships will last around 10 weeks and take place any time within the growing season, whenever it works best for mentor and mentee. In addition to the on-farm mentorship, mentors and mentees will attend a spring training. There may also be a mid-season in-person meeting, at a date and time to be determined. Both mentors and mentees will also be asked to provide mid-season and post-season reviews.
This program is intended for aspiring farmers who do not yet operate their own farms. A stipend of $500 per mentee per season will be paid to the mentor if she completes the training program and hosts a mentee. Up to two mentees may be placed with each mentor per growing season.
To apply fill out the application that begins on the next page. If you have questions, please call 515.460.2477 or email email@example.com.
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