2023 YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST
Each year, IAC offers youth scholarships to attend the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Annual Conference. Sixty essay contestants will be awarded a full travel scholarship to attend the 2023 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas, December 12th-14th, 2023. Three finalists will be selected and honored as keynote speakers during the IAC Annual Conference general session.
With the resources below, students are asked to write about the Farm Bill. Choose three of the 12 Farm Bill titles outlined in the Gaining Ground report to expand on in relation to your needs, your family’s needs, community needs, and or the world’s needs. Click on the link for the full contest guidelines and to submit your essay!
DEADLINE: Monday, October 23, 2023
FARM BILL RESOURCES FOR YOUTH
Gaining Ground Report - view this link to download
Native Farm Bill Coalition - visit the website
Native Communities Priorities - video link
Roundtable on Native Priorities: 2023 Farm Bill Reauthorization - video link
Hearing on Native priorities: 2023 Farm Bill Reauthorization - video link
Animal Agriculture Stakeholder Priorities - video link
2023 FOOD 4 FAMILIES
The IAC offers the Food 4 Families Initiative to support local 4H, FFA or Tribally sanctioned livestock show programming.
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.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Saturday, September 30, 2023
If your show occurs after the application deadline, you are still eligible to apply before the application closes.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS APPLICATION
Each Year, the Intertribal Agriculture Council's (IAC) Youth Program invites Young Professionals, ages 19-24 who are attending 2- year college or 4- year college programs to apply for a student leadership position at the 2023 IAC Annual Conference. This year the IAC Annual Conference will be held December 12-14 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada!
DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
EDUCATE AND EMPOWER NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH
In response to the growing age gap in the agriculture industry, IAC prioritized creating youth programs. We wholeheartedly believe that youth are the future and deserve a running start.
The Youth Program provides internships, funding assistance with scholarships, and technical assistance to support youth agricultural endeavors.
2023 BOB MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The 2023 Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship will award twenty-four $2,000 scholarships nationwide. Awardees will receive $1,000 for Fall 2023 and $1,000 for Spring 2024.
IAC would like to congratulate all twenty-four (24) recipients of the 2023 Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship. We are proud to support these stellar students who have distinguished themselves through personal excellence, academic achievement, and their commitment to Indian Agriculture.
We look forward to congratulating you all in person at our 2023 Annual Conference!