Mentorship Program

Why Mentorship?

Our Mentorship program pairs beginning and experienced farmers. Why? In the Fall of 2021, we surveyed farmers ahead of our organizational launch. When we asked about what programs or events farmers wanted (field days, an apprenticeship program, etc.), the #1 thing that farmers asked for was a mentorship program. We listened and we're pleased to say we've begun our second round of this great program.

Thanks to grant support from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, PIFF and the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition are piloting a mentorship program in 2023 and 2024. 

How Mentorship Works:

Here’s how the program works:

We're happy that we've had excellent support from some partner organizations. This program is co-hosted by the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition (HYFC) and Partners IN Food and Farming (PIFF), with grant support from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture's (ISDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Can I apply now?

Update: We are not currently accepting applications for our Mentorship Program. We hope you will consider applying for our next round in late 2024. Be the first to know when we're accepting applications by signing up for PIFF's e-newsletter, and by following us on Facebook or Instagram.

Curious about serving as a Mentor in the future? 

Interested in being paired with a Mentor in the future?

Mentorship Update, 2023-2024

Interested in what we've done so far? The report on the left is full of information about our first two cohorts. Click on the image at left to view it.