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YOUTH TRACK

December 6-8, 2022

INTERTRIBAL AGRICULTURE COUNCIL
YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Intertribal Agriculture Council created the youth programs as a response to the growing concern of the age gap in the agriculture industry. It is of importance that youth be placed as a priority as they will be the next generation to uphold Indian Country. The goal and mission is to educate and empower Native American youth through the many services that we provide. We wholeheartedly believe that youth are the future and deserve a running start. Therefore, IAC provides internships, funding assistance with scholarships, and technical assistance with many programs to assist in their agricultural endeavors.

IAC Annual Conference Youth Track

December 6-8, 2022

Tribal communities often lack local access to certain healthy and affordable food staples. Tribal agriculture producers are uniquely positioned to meet local demand, but often food processing infrastructure is limited or non-existent. Without adequate access to processing options, local direct-to-market channels may not be realized and Indian Country nutritional issues remain.

Write a 3-5 page (double spaced) essay describing your community, any diet/nutritional issues you see, the makeup (type, size, quantity) of Tribal agriculture and/or local food producers, local meat and/or food processing infrastructure available, and opportunities to leverage local food production to more adequately feed your community. Develop a proposed plan to address local food insecurity issues through increasing opportunities for local producers to process their raw products (the food/resource before value is added ie. berries before turned into jam) to become marketable within your community.

 

To learn more about the essay requirements, guidelines, and deadlines you can go to: https://bit.ly/2022YouthEssayContest

 

Essay Contest Resources

 
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Professional Development Specialist

azelya@indianag.org

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Youth Program Director

elaini@indianag.org

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Azelya Yazzie: azelya@indianag.org

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