|ASCFG Mentor Program|
The application process for the 2018-2019 cycle is now closed. Matches were made during the summer of 2017. The next application process will begin in early 2018.
The ASCFG launched the Mentor Program in 2016 to match our more experienced members with newer members just getting started with their flower farming endeavors. Itís a great way to give back to our community and create lasting, rewarding relationships with the next generation of flower farmers.
Five matches were made, based on location and shared business modes. They communicated via email and phone, and visited each otherís farms, sharing experiences and building supportive relationships.
1) Fast track younger or inexperienced growers through the learning phase of beginning flower farming. This will help ensure a more successful venture and build more quality growers.
2) Build more successful growers which will make for more active and long-term ASCFG members. Qualified beginning farmers must be ASCFG members to participate.
3) Engage older and more
experienced growers by keeping them involved in the ASCFG, and active within the cut
Host mentor at least once each year for a visit.
Complete annual evaluation/ report about the program and the mentor at the end of each growing season.
$250 for travel to visit mentor farmer, $125/year.