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FOOD 4 FAMILIES
INITIATIVE

The IAC offers the Food 4 Families Initiative to support local 4H, FFA or Tribally sanctioned livestock show programming. By requesting one of the two track options, a Native youth can request the support of Food 4 Families Initiative that best addresses their needs for marketing support:

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TRACK A

Processing Coupon

Successful youth applicants will have the slaughter fees associated with their livestock show animal covered by the IAC.

This track requires that a youth completes this prerequisite online application form prior to their livestock show. Applicants will be notified if they are a recipient of a processing coupon no later than 5 business days following the application submission. To ensure expedited application review, please submit a fully completed application.

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TRACK B

Add-On Premium

The add-on premium is $300 for the youth to support a job well done and offset show costs (feed, water, etc.). If youth need this funding before their livestock show, please complete the online application at least 2-weeks in advance. Otherwise youth may still apply after their livestock show.

Applicants will be notified if they are a recipient of an add-on premium award no later than 5 business days following application submission. To ensure expedited application review, please submit a fully completed application. Successful applicants will receive an add-on premium on the day of the livestock show, along with an add-on premium award certificate which youth are asked to display alongside their livestock show animal when possible.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Eligible applicants include native youth participating in a 4-H, FFA, or Tribally affiliated youth livestock show.

  • Eligible youth are native youth that meet livestock show age requirements for youth participation.

 

  • Youth are only eligible to receive support from the Food 4 Families program once per year.

    • For example, a single youth may not utilize Track A for one livestock show but Track B for another.

 

  • Youth are only eligible to apply for the Food 4 Families program for a single livestock animal per show season.

    • For example, a single youth may not pursue a Food 4 Families application for a show steer and a show lamb in the same year.

 

  • Primarily eligible animals for Track A include sheep, goats, cattle, and swine.

The Food 4 Families application has closed.

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