Farm Mentorship Program

About Farm Mentorship Program

The Farm Mentorship Program connects Carleton students with local farmers. Mentees perform general farm chores, participate in publicity and business planning, and engage in research. Mentees may also act as liaisons between the farm and Carleton.

Become a mentee at a farm in Northfield

The Farm Mentorship Program runs for the course of the entire year, and mentees are expected to visit the farm every week for three hours. The length of the program gives mentees the opportunity to experience the farm at different stages during the growing season.

Students have had mentorships at the following farms:

If you are interested in becoming a farm mentee, please review the expectations and complete the application. Although applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, the priority deadline for the program is 5th week of winter term. Becoming an authorized student driver is not required but highly recommended. For more information on becoming an authorized student driver, click here.

If you are a local farmer interested in becoming a mentor, contact Kelly Scheuerman at kscheuer@carleton.edu.