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Maryland FarmLINK Mentor Match Program

The Maryland FarmLINK Mentor Match Program pairs experienced farmers (mentors) with new or transitioning farm owners/operators (mentees) for one-on-one training, advice and interaction. The year-long mentoring experience is enhanced with support from the Maryland FarmLINK Mentor Team, which provides technical assistance in farm production, business management, regulations, marketing and funding resources. Applications to the Mentor Match Program are accepted throughout the year.

For a complete description of this Maryland Farmlink program, click here.

Join the Mentor Match Program. The Mentor Match program is accepting MENTEE applications for 2016 (rolling), fill out an application here.

Read their stories! The Tomorrow's Harvest website features the varied stories of new farmers who have been a part of FarmLINK's Mentor Match Program.

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OTHER MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES. For those searching for an informal mentor/mentee relationship, Maryland FarmLINK's Person-to-Person feature allows registered members to search for other members who have volunteered to mentor in selected areas of expertise. Mentoring primarily includes on-line communication; however, participants are free to make whatever arrangements they wish (farm visits, etc). Mentors are not vetted by SMADC or FarmLINK, and there are no requirements or fees to contact a potential mentor via the site's function. To access the function, go to this page. Under FIND, click MENTOR, choose an area of expertise in the drop-down box below, and click the blue button labeled GO.

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Get more info: Mentoring opportunities for farms are offered periodically. To receive notification, add your name to SMADC's e-mail mailing list, or follow SMADC on Twitter or Facebook.

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Explore other farm resources offered by SMADC:
[FARMLINK] [TUTORIALS] [EQUIPMENT RENTAL] [MARKET SUPPORT]

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Read more about these SMADC programs:

[So. Maryland, So Good] [Southern Maryland Meats]
[Buy Local Challenge] [Maryland Farmlink]
[Southern Maryland Trails] [Cornelia and the Farm Band]

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