Ag training sessions available

CNJ staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is conducting free training sessions for its Rural Energy for America Program and Value Added Producer Grant program.

Eligible applicants for REAP include agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Eligible applicants for VAPG include independent producers, farmers or rancher cooperatives, agricultural producer groups and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures.

A session will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Hole Dive Training and Conference Center in Santa Rosa, and through March 3 in six other New Mexico cities.

Information: Kim Giang, 505-761-4953.