Intertribal Agriculture Council: Reviving Tradition and Sustainability

In this article, you’ll learn about the Intertribal Agriculture Council and how it supports Native American farmers and ranchers.

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Our Mission

intertribal agriculture council reviving tradition and sustainability

Empowering Native American farmers and ranchers is at the heart of everything. Fostering sustainable, culturally relevant agricultural practices is a priority. Here’s how it rolls:

We champion indigenous food sovereignty. It’s about locals growing local.

Promoting ecological stewardship. Because healthy land means healthy people.

Assisting with market access. Everybody should taste the fruits of the labor, right?

Supporting education and training. Knowledge is power, and a good farming tip is pure gold.

Advocating for policy changes. A fair playing field makes for a glorious bumper crop.

About Us

Founded in 1987, the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) works to enhance Indian Country’s agriculture. Their focus is on improving land use for farming, raising native crops, and stimulating economic development within tribal communities.

Imagine a giant farming toolbox. IAC provides tribes with resources like training programs, technical assistance, and advocacy. It’s like having an agricultural Swiss Army knife – got a problem? They’ve got a solution.

IAC also promotes traditional agricultural practices, blending modern techniques with ancient wisdom. Think of it as a mashup of old-school farming and cutting-edge sustainability, and you’ll get the picture.

Their initiatives encompass everything from youth programs (because who doesn’t want the next generation to be eco-savvy?) to financial guidance (goodbye farming debt, hello prosperity). And, of course, they do it with a sense of community and shared heritage, ensuring everyone reaps the benefits.

IAC News Headlines

Stay up-to-date with the latest in intertribal agriculture. From groundbreaking farming techniques to heartwarming success stories, you’ll find it all here.

  • Land initiatives: Discover key developments on land recovery and sustainable farm practices.
  • Policy updates: Keep an eye on shifts in agricultural policies affecting tribal communities.
  • Success stories: Celebrate the wins of local tribal farmers and their innovative approaches.
  • Workshops and training: Get the scoop on upcoming educational opportunities to expand your farming know-how.
  • Market trends: Stay informed about changes in crop prices, demand, and new market ventures.

Dive into these updates to stay informed and inspired.


From hands-on workshops to vibrant community gatherings, there’s always something brewing. These events aren’t just farmer’s markets with a twist; they’re little ecosystems of their own.

Picture hands-on training with a sprinkle of ancient wisdom. Participants delve into sustainable practices, learning everything from soil health to organic pest control, all with a nod to traditional methods. The combo is as refreshing as sipping iced tea on a hot summer day!

Conferences? Oh, they’re like the Comic-Con of agriculture, minus the capes, but brimming with indigenous knowledge exchanges, policy discussions, and networking galore. And, the food, oh the food! Think farm-to-table delicacies that make you wanna text your mom about it.

Field days are another hit – think of it as farm tourism. These on-site visits provide a backstage pass to innovative, sustainable farming techniques that make you rethink your backyard garden strategies. Everyone leaves with a pocketful of knowledge and a whole lot of inspiration.

And let’s not forget youth camps and mentorship programs. Because what’s cooler than molding the next generation of eco-warriors? Here, kids and young adults are immersed in the world of agriculture, learning the ropes and forging connections that’ll last a lifetime. Future rock stars of regenerative farming, anyone?

Government Relations Services

Navigating the labyrinth of government regulations and securing support can feel like swimming in a pool of molasses. That’s where we come in.

Our team helps you:

  • Decode complex legalese into plain English. It’s like translating ancient hieroglyphs, minus the Indiana Jones hat.
  • Leverage funding opportunities. Think of us as treasure hunters, but for grants and financial aid instead of gold doubloons.
  • Advocate for policy changes that benefit Native American farmers and ranchers. Imagine us as the cheerleaders at the big legislative game, pom-poms and all.

We work tirelessly to ensure your voice is heard where it matters most. In meetings with policymakers, and occasionally over coffee (with extra whip).

Keeping you informed, empowered, and ready to tackle the big guys is our specialty. Just call us your agri-political sidekicks.