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The Maryland FarmLINK Mentor Match program pairs experienced farmers (mentors) with new or transitioning farm owners/operators (mentees) for one-on-one training, advice and interaction. The year-long mentoring experience is enhanced with support from the Maryland FarmLINK team. At the end of the program FarmLINK asks mentees to share their general stories as new farmers, and their thoughts on the mentor/mentee experience.
Former FarmLINK director Greg Bowen said it best when he said, “with the support of many others, we were able to put information in the hands of our next generation of farmers and to help strengthen the agricultural economy in Maryland. My time with the mentors and mentees gave me renewed hope in the future of Maryland agriculture.”