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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 Hubbell Open Space 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

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 training season. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2021. Join us!

Click here to apply. 

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