NAAF NOW

Welcome to NAAF NOW

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

Save the Date: RFA 2024

Save the Date for our next funding cycle in the coming Spring of 2024! Our Request for Applications will open March 1 and close May 1. Eligible entities include 501(c)3 organizations, educational organizations, CDFIs and Native CDFIs, and tribal governments..

Internships Available

We are looking for interns! Interns will gain a deep understanding of the NAAF mission as they build organizational skills and complete special projects with experienced NAAF staff. Spring Internship will total 12 weeks from March to May 2024. Application deadline, 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday December 19, 2023. Apply here.

The State of Native Agriculture Address

Join us on March 7, 2024, 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.

Native Food Access Survey

1 in 4 Native Americans and Alaska Natives experience food insecurity – a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life. We need your feedback to determine the resources needed to increase consistent food access for all. Make your voice heard and act today by completing the #NativeFoodAccess Survey. Find it here: bit.ly/NAAF-2023Survey

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: https://nativeamericanagriculturefund.org/careers/