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Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit

The deadline for ALL applications has been extended to March 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 18-23 (including recently graduated high school seniors). The four subject matter areas of the summit are:

Agricultural Business and Finance This area focuses on the economic, business knowledge, marketing, and related skills necessary to succeed in agribusiness. Native youth will look more in depth into the economics of food and agriculture, accounting, credit access and lending, business entity formation, finance, and management.

Land Stewardship and Conservation

This area focuses on issues in land use and management, including conservation practices and planning. Native youth will learn to develop a conservation plan or land use plan including forestry plans, gain a deeper understanding of conservation practices, and utilize NRCS or other available programming.

Agricultural Law and Policy This area focuses on the complex web of Tribal, federal, state, and local laws and policies that shape food systems and agricultural production in Indian Country. Native youth will dive deeper into Tribal and federal agricultural and food law, the process of law-making, and policy development and analysis around agricultural issues.

Health and Nutrition This area focuses on the health of Indian Country’s people and food systems, as well as key policy interventions for Indian Country that can help address these issues. Native youth will learn more about indigenous food systems knowledge and science, traditional foods, nutrition science, and health.


This information forwarded to you by the Intertribal Agriculture Council

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. Land-based agricultural resources are vital to the economic and social welfare of many Native American and Alaskan Tribes. The IAC has over the last decade become recognized as the most respected voice within the Indian community and government circles on agricultural policies and programs in Indian country.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Donita A. Fischer Public Relations Director


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