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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

 

Bernalillo County is accepting applications for 2019. Click here for an application. For more information, call (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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  • Free open gym volleyball for ages 16+ at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras. Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:15-8:15 and Saturday from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Call (505) 314-0240 for more info.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    1/15/2019 6:15 PM - 1/15/2019 8:15 PM

  • Free open gym volleyball for ages 16+ at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras. Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:15-8:15 and Saturday from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Call (505) 314-0240 for more info.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    1/16/2019 6:15 PM - 1/16/2019 8:15 PM

  • See flier for program details.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    1/17/2019 12:00 PM - 1/17/2019 1:30 PM

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