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Louisiana Agricultural Workforce Development Program

The LDAF’s Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority (LAFA) administers the Louisiana Agricultural Workforce Development Program. The program was created by Act 23 of the Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature.

The program provides businesses a monetary incentive to establish intern programs to train students for careers in the agriculture and forestry fields. Qualified agricultural businesses may be reimbursed for up to 50 percent of the cost to hire an intern. A maximum of $5,000 per internship is allowed.

A Qualified agricultural business includes agricultural producers, or a person or legal entity who engages in agriculture or provides support activities, products, or services to an agricultural producer and such products or services that are directly related to the planting, growing, production, harvesting, or processing of Louisiana products.

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