Mentor Program

The Organic Farming Mentor Program is an opportunity for experienced organic farmers in Michigan 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 Vicki 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.

Current Organic Farm Mentors:

Jane Bush, Appleschram Farm, Apples, Cover Crops, Ionia Co., Charlotte, 

Jim Koan, Almar Orchards, Apple Pest Mgmt, Genesee Co., Flushing,

Pooh Stevenson, Owosso Organics, Vegetable, Flower & Hoophouse Production, Clinton & Owosso Co., 

Anthony Cinzori, Cinzori Farms, Vegetable and Transplant Production, Calhoun Co.,Ceresco, 

Lee and Lori Arboreal, Vegetables, Van Buren Co., Bangor, 

Jim, Matt and Ben Sattleburg, Thistledown Farms, Grains and Beans, Sanilac Co., Snover, 

Lee and Linda Purdy, Vegetables, Grains, Dairy, Meats and Fruit, Genesee Co., Linden, 

Cheryl and Alan Kobernik, North Star Organics, Cherries, Benzie Co., Frankfort,