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Mission Statement

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.

Program Overview

The Grow the Growers program is based at the historic Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center in Bernalillo County’s South Valley. In order to learn diverse farm production and business operation methods, Grow the Growers participants also work with partner farms to enhance their educational experiences.

Internship Phase

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

Business Incubation Phase

  • Continued access to affordable land and water on County Open Space
  • Ongoing mentoring for small business development
  • Continuing education opportunities

Independent Business Phase

  • Assistance in attaining long term access to land and water

Yearly Schedule

Applications are typically accepted Nov-Dec. Training program begins in March and runs until November.

 

Program Partners

  • Agri-Cultura Network
  • Ciudad SWCD
  • NMSU Bernalillo County Extension

To Apply­­­­­

Unfortunately, the application for the 2020 program year has already closed. It was open from December 20th, 2019 until January 15th, 2020. It is not yet known precisely when applications will reopen for the 2021 program year, but it can be expected to have a similar time frame.

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