Get advice from a volunteer about how to create or expand a farm.
CLC’s Farm Advisor Program provides landowners and new/young farmers the opportunity to get guidance from an experienced farmer. The advisors discuss land’s agricultural potential, assist with lease discussions, as well as provide general advice.
The NOFA-NY Mentorship Program supports beginning farmers in a role of farm start-up, ownership, leadership, management or transition-to-Organic as well as the farmers who train and educate them. The Mentorship Program offers several forms of support:
1) A matchmaking process, three times a year, to help beginning and experienced farmers find each other and form long-term advisory relationships.
2) A connection to peers (other new farmers or other experienced farmers who take an active role in training new farmers).
3) Useful information and education to support experienced farmers’ abilities as teachers and guides.
Occasionally, NOFA-NY conference scholarship opportunities and mentor stipends are available to participants. For more information, see www.nofany.org/mentorship. To sign up, visit www.nofany.org/mentorship_signup.
Landowners with leasing experience are available to chat with other landowners interested in leasing their land. They can offer advice and ideas about successful leases.
If you would like to take part in this program contact Marissa Codey at 518.392.5252 ext. 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Farmland Assessment Volunteers and Consultants List includes a list of CLC’s Volunteer Farm Advisors, as well as other local organizations and individuals that can help with farmland assessments.
Forms for Volunteers
Farm Advisers reporting on their farm visits can use our online form.