(KRON) — Congressman Mike Thompson introduced Napa County will obtain $500,000 in funding to recruit and prepare farmers in underrepresented teams.
The funding is aimed to spice up efforts wanted to develop and keep expertise of farmers in Napa whereas preserving the state’s specialty crops sector aggressive.
The grant will probably be given by means of the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
“Our area has a powerful custom of agriculture made attainable by the farmworkers who work day-after-day to develop world-class merchandise,” mentioned Thompson. “The funding from the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will assist to recruit and retain farmworkers and supply present farmworkers with the coaching and training they should construct a profitable profession within the fields and past. I look ahead to seeing how this funding helps to strengthen our agricultural group.”
County officers say they want to entice younger farmers by means of youth mentorship and apprenticeship packages.