A shortage exists in the resources available to Native American and Alaska Native farmers and ranchers in terms of culturally relevant and contextually specific information needed when starting an agricultural enterprise or scaling up an existing food business within Indian Country. Because of this disparity, there exists a need for additional legal and financial risk management tools available for these stakeholders. For many American Indian and Alaska Native producers, part of this essential strategy also includes coupling these planning processes with upholding cultural values. The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas works to address these needs through a series of targeted agribusiness training workshops for Native producers and the development of a Tribal-specific curriculum for beginning farmers and ranchers in Indian Country. Come join our team at this session to hear about these developments and best practices for helping Native producers manage their specific legal and financial risks in this complex environment.
|Conference||2020 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|