2018 Seed MENTOR Application Form
Thank you for your interest in ACORN's Farmer-to-Farmer Seed Mentorship Program, and for taking the time to complete this application!

As a mentor you play an important role in growing our region's sustainable seed sector. The feedback is clear: the best way to learn is by doing! We hope - through this peer learning program - to offer hands-on, personalized, and timely training that will help Atlantic farmers increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of seed they're saving on-farm.

Mentors will be expected to:
- have minimum 5 years seed growing experience and an earnest interest in supporting a fellow seed grower
- contribute approximately 20 - 30 hours of mentorship time and will be financially compensated for this time.
- work with mentees to establish learning goals and communication strategies
- participate in a mid season checkin w ACORN Coordinator
- complete (minimal) admin, including invoicing, time-keeping, and an end-of-season evaluation

Correspondence with Mentees can be by phone, email, or in person when possible, depending on your mutual preferences. We'll use the information in your application form to assess your application and match you with a suitable Mentee. This program is a managed by ACORN with funding from The Bauta Family Initiative on Seed Security in Canada.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Farm Name *
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Full Mailing Address *
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Phone Number(s) *
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Email Address *
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Do you have reliable access to internet? *
Do you have reliable access to phone? *
In what language can you offer mentorship? Please check all that apply. *
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How do you prefer to communicate? Please check all that apply. *
[specifically in the context of this program where you'll be in frequent contact with your mentee for sometimes long conversations.]
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How many years have you been farming? Please briefly describe your farm. *
acreage, crops, markets, etc. If you balance seed production with market farming, that's also good to know!
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How many years have you been saving seed? *
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What is the end use of the seed you save? *
Your own use, swapping with friends, co-operative production, contract growing for companies, etc.
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Why are you interested in becoming a mentor? *
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On what topics are you most excited to share your experience? *
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Are there any particular seed crops (vegetable or grain) that you specialize in, or are currently working with? *
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Do you know of a mentee you would like to work with?
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Would you be able to accept visits to your farm from a mentee? *
Would you be able to travel to a mentee's farm? *
Would you like to add any information to your application?
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