Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Ling Mei Lee

User IDmeilee
NameLing Mei Lee
Host and/or Supervisor NameStephen and Gloria Decater
I am satisfied with my placement site4
I am starting to meet training objectives5
I am learning new skills5
Building on my existing skills5
I am clear about my responsibilities as a Steward5
I am clear about my J-1 visa obligations5
I am clear about contacting MESA first if I need to use my medical insurance5
I am clear about the reports I send MESA5
i am happy with my living situation4
I am receiving the stipend I agreed to5
I am training the hours I expected4
I am not having problems with my English4
I am not feeling homesick!3
Meets all my expectations5
Had a good arrival and/or Skype orientation5
Answers my questions clearly5
Is giving me the help I need to get started5
Is well organized5
Administers a high quality program5
Understands his/her role as a Host5
Understands why I came to the USA5
Knows my personal training objectives5
Gaves me a good orientation for my placement5
Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees5
Clearly explained my training schedule4
Is a good trainer/mentor5
Involves me in a diversity of activities4
Gives me responsibility4
Respects my opinion4
Has good communication skills4
Has a well run business4
Is safety conscious4
Provides good working conditions4
Provides personal protective equipment4
Maintains machinery in good condition4
Maintains buildings and work areas well4
Has helped me get settled in4
Helped me integrate into the community4
Is interested in my culture4
Was the MESA information you received in your home country clear? Was the description of your training site accurate? What more would you have liked MESA to send you before you left you home country?Yes, everything is alright here. Thank you for all kind of arrangement.
If you worked with a Program Representative in your home country, was he/she helpful? Is there anything more the Representative could have done to help you complete your application or to better understand MESA's program?There is no representative in Malaysia. We appreciate all the information on Mesa's website and Lauren's correspondence were helpful.
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?So far so good, thank you.
Describe the training you have received since getting to your placement site. What have you learned so far? Have you attended any special training, workshops, conferences, classes, etc.?Biodynamic farm is an integrated, whole, living organism. This organism is made up of many interdependent elements: fields, forests, plants, animals, soils, compost, people, and the spirit of the place.

What I learned so far,
1. Daily animal chores (to feed horses, chickens, pigs) in the morning and evening.
2. Collect animal manure and making compost.
3. Prepare flats for seeding and transplant.
4. Prepare bed for direct seeding.
5. Harvest vegetables twice a week.

I had attended Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) Spring meeting at Fair Oaks on April 7-8, 2018. And Bioreactor workshop May 6-7, 2018 sharing by Dr. David Johnson.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)1. Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) Spring meeting, like BD farmers, member's gathering and updates.

2. Local community gathering party
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?All good. Thank you for visiting us in Live Power farm. Personally I wish to meet Mesa's team before going home.
By checking "YES" you confirm that you are the person listed on the top of this survey and that all information is accurate and truthfulYes