Internships in agricultural training available

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — New Mexico-based agricultural businesses may apply for internship funding through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Agricultural Workforce Development Program. The program provides opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers, including students, to gain work experience in agriculture that can turn into careers that support New Mexico’s agricultural future. NMDA will reimburse a participating agricultural business up to 50% of the actual cost to employ the interns, not to exceed $15,000 per intern. A business may hire up to three interns in one year and the internship must consist of at least 130 hours. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until expended. Details can be found at