Welcome to NAAF NOW

Here you’ll find the latest real-time news, events, and updates from the Native American Agriculture Fund.


Our Request for Applications will be open from March 1 to May 1. Eligible entities include 501(c)3 organizations, educational organizations, CDFIs and Native CDFIs, and tribal governments. Click here to learn more.

NEW PODCAST: Produced in Indian Country

NAAF has released a new podcast called Produced in Indian Country and the first episode is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube! Click here to learn more. The first episode features current NAAF CEO Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, and Keepseagle Claimants Claryca Mandan and Porter Holder, who are on the NAAF Board of Trustees.

The State of Native Agriculture Address, March 19

Join us on March 19, 2024, 2 PM ET for our 2nd Annual State of Native Agriculture Address. This virtual event brings together farmers, ranchers, producers, advocates, Tribal leaders, members of Congress, and more as we reflect on the last year in the agriculture industry and discuss the future of agriculture in Indian Country.

2024 RFA Informational Webinars

Have questions about your grant project or how to apply for our 2024 funding cycle? Click here to register for one of our informational webinars. Gain insights, hear answers to FAQ’s and more.

First-Ever Partnership with The National FFA Organization and Tribal Agriculture Fellowship

The National  FFA Organization established the first-ever partnership with the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) and the Tribal Agriculture Fellowship (TAF) dedicated to supporting Native American students pursuing agricultural careers. Agricultural education plays a pivotal role in preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders for the robust world of agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Read the full press release here.

Board of Trustee Position

The Native American Agriculture Fund will seek applications to fill open Board of Trustee vacancies.

Qualifications of the Native American Agriculture Fund Board of Trustees:   

  • Two-thirds of the Trustees must have substantial knowledge of agricultural issues, the needs of Native American farmers and ranchers, or other substantive knowledge relevant to accomplishing the Trust’s Mission.   
  • At least one Trustee shall have professional finance and investment experience; and   
  • At least one Trustee shall have professional grant making experience.   

Priority will be given to Keepseagle Claimants and those with Agriculture Production Experience. Apply here: