New program incentivizes hiring ag interns
The Colorado Department of Agriculture introduces the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the actual cost of hiring an intern, not to exceed $5,000 per internship.
“Investing in the future is integral to continued progress in agriculture,” said Tom Lipetzky, CDA markets division director. “With this cost-share incentive, we hope agricultural businesses see this as an opportunity to help build a talent pipeline and pathway for educating our next generation of agricultural leaders.”
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