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Native Farmer, Rancher and Fisher Sovereignty Series: Sharpening your Tools to Access Data Driven Analysis


The Native CDFI Network, Center for Farm Financial Management and Mvskoke Fund, with support from the Native American Agriculture Fund, are thrilled to announce a partnership that will host a series of webinars.The series of webinars will be led by the Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM), focused on topics and tools that help Native farmers, ranchers and fishers. CFFM has been improving the financial management abilities of farmers and ranchers since 1984 and has experience in working with Native farmers, ranchers and fishers. CFFM is now bringing their portfolio of tools to Native agriculture. The Native CDFI Network in collaboration with CFFM team of experts, with support from Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF), will lead a series of webinars focused on tools Native farmers, ranchers and fishers need to adjust to the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations. The tools include farm financial planning, financial analysis, business planning, loan application preparation, credit analysis and more.

The panelists are Kevin Klair (CFFM), Pauline Van Nurden (CFFM), Janie Hipp (NAAF) and Jackson Brossy (Native CDFI Network). Together they bring more than 100 years of experience to Indian Country.

Kevin Klair, CFFM

Pauline Van Nurden, CFFM

Janie Simms Hipp, NAAF

Jackson Brossy, Native CDFI Network

Webinar Schedule and Recordings Found Below

The webinars will occur once a week, on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Each webinar will focus on a different aspect of recovering from COVID-19 in Indian country. Registration information will be updated as it becomes available.

  • Wednesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. ET — Intro
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 3 p.m. ET — Business Planning
  • Wednesday, May 13 at 3 p.m. ET — Sources of Farm Financial Information
  • Wednesday, May 20 at 3 p.m. ET — FINPACK Financial Analysis & Planning, Credit Analysis
  • Wednesday, May 27 at 3 p.m. ET — Financial Information and Transition Planning
  • Wednesday, June 3 at 3 p.m. ET — Land Rental Arrangements

Sharpening Your Tools #1: Intro

Sharpening Your Tools #2: Business Planning

Sharpening Your Tools #3: Sources of Farm Financial Information

Sharpening Your Tools #4: FINPACK Financial Analysis