Posted February 2012
Mentors are more than just teachers; they are learning partners with their interns. Both mentors and interns should set personal goals in order to make the most of their time together.
This handbook includes a wealth of practical information for both mentors and interns. Topics include:
- Making a match
- Goal setting and evaluation
- Teaching and learning guidelines
- Things to watch out for
- Communication and conflict resolution
- Ending the internship
An internship can take on a formal or informal tone, depending on farmer preference. This handbook outlines a more structured internship, but its content can also be utilized in informal settings, such as when an experienced farmer advises someone who has already begun to farm.
This handbook is a work in progress. If you have ideas about how we can make it even more useful for farmers and interns, please contact Dick Cates with your feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org.