Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Ag program pairs old hands with new ones

Apprentice farming program organized with local agricultural support.

 

August 15, 2018

Steve Hansen

From left, Ray Melton, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, makes a point Friday to participants in a Beginning Farmer Exploratory Meeting, as fellow panelists listen, including Sumer Priest, Quay County executive director for the USDA's Farm Service Agency; Jovani Armendariz, farm loan officer for the Farm Service Agency, Clovis; and Jason Lamb, Quay County Cooperative Extension Service agriculture agent.

A program to match apprentice farmers with experienced farmers willing to donate time and land in Quay County is well-timed, according to Jason Lamb, the county's New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension agent.

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