ASCFG Launch Call for Proposals

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the ASCFG Launch Program. A recent addition and subsidiary to the ASCFG Mentor Program, ASCFG Launch provides members with short-term mentorship opportunities during which they are guided by experts on cut flower farming topics through online workshops and courses. 

Are you an expert on a cut flower farming topic? Ready to share your knowledge with several students through a short online course? If so, propose a course today! Should you be selected, you will partner with the ASCFG Education Director to co-design an online course for other ASCFG members. Compensation, responsibilities, and course details are negotiated upon acceptance. Please see below for further details about the program and the application process.

Eligibility Criteria & Expectations

  1. Cut Flower Farming Experience: Must have farmed for seven or more cut flower farming seasons.
  2. Instructional Experience: Must demonstrate prior instructional experience (such as creating online tutorials, leading workshops, or providing tours). 
  3. Course Design: Prospective instructors must work with the ASCFG Education Director to co-design an optimal learning experience on the topic.
  4. Course Length: Courses should be no longer than four weeks and no shorter than two.
  5. Time Commitment: Prospective instructors must be available three to five hours per week to provide the lecture, respond to student queries, and evaluate assignments or workshop outcomes. 

ASCFG Launch: Call for Proposals

Thank you for applying to serve as an instructor for the ASCFG Launch Program! Please complete and submit this application. Once submitted, the ASCFG Staff will be in touch with a decision. Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

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  • You must have prior instructional experience such as creating online tutorials, leading workshops, or providing tours. Tell us more about your experience(s) and how they will support your proposed course.
  • Describe your proposed course topic. What would cut flower farmers learn in this course? How will they be able to apply this content to their farming or business operations after they complete the course? Please be thorough and thoughtful.
  • What class activities would you provide to ensure your students would gain new knowledge and skills? Please provide a short summary of topics and activities for EACH WEEK of the proposed course. Examples include but aren’t limited to assignments, guest expert speakers, and more.
  • Please keep it to four weeks or fewer.
  • Given the topic and class activities you’ve proposed, how many students are you willing to teach?
  • Our members prefer to engage in continuing education during the winter months in the Northern hemisphere. Are you willing and available to teach this course during any of the following months? Check all that apply.