May Webinar Series


Intertribal Ag Council featuring May Webinar Series A webinar series, Resiliency through Agriculture, developed by team members at the Intertribal Ag Council (IAC) is exploring topics under the IAC mission areas of Legal and Policy, Professional Development, Conservation and Production Innovation, Food Systems, Communications and Economics.  Resiliency through Agriculture is an initiative to help educate producers, provide them resources and offers toolkits that will help them make informed decisions.  “IAC, has seized the opportunity to adapt their programming to bring industry and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) information to producers in Indian Country during these unforeseen circumstances,” said Jacob Pelkey with Micmac Farms.  “The work of IAC unites the voice of the producer in a way that starts with the grassroots needs of our communities.”  The following seven grassroots topics will be featured during May. Webinars will be archived so they can be listened to repeatedly: Topic:  Resources in Response to COVID-19 Q&A with Intertribal Agriculture Council's Executive Director, Zach Ducheneaux. Covering resources available to Native American and Alaskan Native agriculture producers during the COVID-19 pandemic. When: May 5, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_cKAlEu0IRKWCs3ZsW_8e3w Topic: An Overview of the Canadian Market When: May 7, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V6_ZnqqTRPqzwLNGRS3V8w Topic: Beef Marketing: Marketing, Packaging, Distributing  When: May 12, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lJFCc_WOST6U5-OOssBO5g Topic: Canada's Food Safety and Labeling Requirements  When: May 14, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yuA3qdCIRDO936Nx_bUDRw Topic: Traditional Plant Restoration and Innovation  When: May 19, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DlbXwQ0MSlGgjzZE9JKzKw Topic: Doing Business in the Canadian Retail Market  When: May 21, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1xdr4wJ0S86soVjUfrJCjg Topic: Connecting Lenders with Vendors & Utilizing Financing Options  When: May 26, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_npMl9VStSpCnKV79LDcjww Watch the IAC Facebook page and website for these exciting, informative webinars that will provide tangible skills for those seeking ways to improve their agricultural acumen and to become more food sustainable during these times of COVID-19 and beyond.  “With the support and guidance of IAC, Micmac Farms is evaluating new markets that will increase the profit margins for both our seafood products and specialty preserves,” said Pelkey.  “Our farm faces the need to expand production to reach a sustainable operating level.  Through the IAC webinar series our farm is understanding the opportunities to export and evaluate new markets that could increase our profit margin.” “As a disadvantaged producer, it is difficult to travel to trainings and programming to scale a business,” he said in closing.  “IAC is accessible to our farm because they continue to meet us where we are at.  New technologies are putting the talented and knowledgeable network of the IAC at our front door.  For our Tribal farm, IAC programming really is opportunity knocking.”  Learn more at: www.facebook.com/IntertribalAgricultureCouncil/ and www.indianag.org.

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