The Organic Farming Mentor Program is an opportunity for experienced organic farmers to support those new to the practice through education and instruction. We are seeking farmers (both certified and non-certified) to participate in our program, and share their knowledge with others.
If you are looking for constructive guidance, please fill out the Farmer Mentor Application and send it to Vick Morrone. We will pair you with one of our mentor volunteers.
New farmers can ask questions, visit farms and gain hands-on experience. A membership agreement will be filled out prior to participation. And a list of existing Organic Farm Mentors is provided:
|Name, Farm||Crop||MI Location||MI Contact|
|Jane Bush, Appleschram Farm||Apples, Cover Crops||Ionia Co., Charlottefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Koan, Almar Orchards||Apple Pest Mgmt||Genesee Co., Flushingemail@example.com|
|Pooh Stevenson, Owosso Organics||Vegetable, Flower and Hoophouse Production||Clinton and Owosso Co.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anthony Cinzori, Cinzori Farms||Vegetable and Transplant Production||Calhoun Co.,Cerescoemail@example.com|
|Lee and Lori Arboreal||Vegetables||Van Buren Co., Bangorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim, Matt and Ben Sattleburg, Thistledown Farms||Grains and Beans||Sanilac Co., Snoveremail@example.com|
|Lee and Linda Purdy||Vegetables, Grains, Dairy, Meats and Fruit||Genesee Co., Lindenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl and Alan Kobernik, North Star Organics||Cherries||Benzie Co., Frankfortemail@example.com|