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Montgomery County Farmers Get Leg Up from Mentoring Program

The New Farmer Pilot Project launched this year with 7 farmers.

File photo.
File photo.

This post was written by editor Whitney Teal.

Farming is not easy, especially in a place like Montgomery County where land isn’t cheap. A pilot program from the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development should help, The Gazette reports.

For the first year, seven residents were chosen for the New Farmer Pilot Project, out of 18 applications, the newspaper reported.

“We link new farmers with existing lands and provide mentoring,” Steve Silverman, director of the Department of Economic Development, told The Gazette. “It’s a page out of our incubator playbook except this was for agricultural.”

Read more on The Gazette’s website.

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