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TOPP Spring Mentorship Program Applications Open

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After successful pairings of experienced organic growers with transitioning-to-organic growers in 2023, CT NOFA seeks additional applicants for a Spring 2024 cohort of mentor/mentee pairings.

The Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) mentorship program pairs experienced organic producers and producers transitioning to organic, supports the transition process, and creates a stronger network of organic producers across the country. This is a certifier-neutral program. You may be working with any certifier to participate.

Are you an experienced organic grower with knowledge to share? We’d love to hear from you. Certified organic producers may serve as paid mentors, supporting producers throughout the organic transition and certification process.

Are you a grower who is working or wants to work toward certified organic status and would like mentorship during the process? TOPP can offer you free mentorship with an experienced grower who can answer your questions and help guide you through the hurdles presented by the certification process.

TOPP is conducted in partnership with New Connecticut Farmer Alliance and UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. Learn more about the program here.

Want to participate?

Prospective MENTORS – with organic growing experience – can apply here.

Prospective TRANSITIONING ORGANIC PRODUCERS – looking for support in the organic certification process – can apply here.

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