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The Cultivating Bernalillo County Grow the Growers program is a comprehensive farm training and business acceleration initiative designed to attract new and emerging farmers into professional food production. Bernalillo County and its program partners are committed to strengthening the local food economy by nurturing the next generation of food entrepreneurs by providing the following support:

 

Internship Phase

  • One year of practical in-field/on-farm experience
  • Educational workshops
  • Paid stipends for full-time interns

 

Business Incubation Phase

  • Up to four years of continued access to affordable land and water on County Open Space
  • Ongoing mentoring for small business development
  • Continuing education opportunities

 

Independent Business Phase

  • Long term access to land and water through agricultural conservation easements

 

We are no longer accepting applications for full-time participants. If you are interested in part-time participation or volunteering please email growthegrowers@gmail.com. For other program information call George Schroeder at (505) 314-0326. 


Program Partners

 Bernalillo County, New Mexico State University, McCune Foundation, Thornburg Foundation, Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments

 

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  • See flier for details.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
    Time:
    5/21/2019 9:00 AM - 5/21/2019 12:00 PM

  • On May 21, 2019, the MDC Recruiting Team is hosting a hiring event at Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW. MDC is hiring in food service, social services, medical services, corrections techs and corrections officers. You can meet with recruiters, and on-site interview will take place, so bring your resume and dress for success. For more information call 505-839-8999 or email mdcrecruiting@bernco.gov.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    5/21/2019 10:00 AM - 5/21/2019 1:00 PM

  • See flier for details.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
    Time:
    5/22/2019 9:00 AM - 5/22/2019 12:00 PM

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