Kathryn Hayes and others. 2005. Belchertown, MA The New England Small Farm Institute
Designed for those considering adding a training program to their operations and for those at the planning stage who want to include mentoring in their farm plan, this publication covers the definition of mentoring, reasons for it, the need for it in the Northeast, deciding whether your operation is suitable for it, whether you’re ready to host, and the impact of trainees on farm life, all done in a worksheet format helpful for self-evaluation. Includes sixteen worksheets covering all aspects of the mentor decision-making process, and an extensive resource list for further study.