Interested in being a mentor? Please complete this short form by May 3. Keep reading on for more details and mentor benefits.
NSAS has partnered with the Center for Rural Affairs on a new Beginning Farmer Conservation Fellowship Program to pair seven beginning farmers, or “fellows,” with a mentor, matching on shared farming practices, enterprises, and location. We’re recruiting farmer-mentors who have:
The program provides a stipend of $750 to mentors for their time and any travel costs or expenses for on-farm visits. You will also receive a free registration to NSAS’s annual Local Food + Farm Conference in February 2023 to attend a session with your fellow presenting on their conservation plan. The mentorship term is from May 2022 - February 2023.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about being a mentor or future mentoring opportunities please contact Meg Jackson, NSAS Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (402)235-6743.
Beginning Farmer Conservation Fellowship Program
Are you a beginning farmer or rancher who would like guidance in implementing conservation programs? Participants in this inaugural "Conservation Fellows'' program will gain knowledge and practical experience to enable them to plan, apply, and advocate for conservation practices and equitable access to conservation programs. As part of this program fellows will receive the following: