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REMINDER: NAAF Board of Trustees Position Closes January 20, 2023

Read January 19, 2023 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

In this newsletter apply for the Board of Trustees position due this Friday. Special emphasis is provided to applicants with a direct connection to the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action that NAAF was derived from. 

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Board of Trustees Positions Open

Read January 5, 2023 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

Learn more about how you can support Native producers more by applying to be on our Board of Trustees. Applications will be taken through January 20, 2023. If you are selected to interview they will take place February 10-17, 2023, via zoom. 

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2022 Intertribal Agriculture Council Annual Conference

Read December 19, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

In this newsletter read about the NAAF sponsership of the 35th annual Intertribal Ag Council Conference. NAAF is proud to sponser this conference that was established to pursue and promote Native resources for the benefit of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

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New Internship Opportunity and USDA Debt Relief Tax Resource

Read November 23, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

Learn more about NAAF’s internship, watch the USDA Debt relief tax resource, and register for the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) annual conference.

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Native Veteran Roundtable Tomorrow

Read November 3, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

In this newsletter register to attend an upcoming Listening Session on IRA discrimination provisions, a webinar for tax implications with the USDA debt relief for distressed farm loan borrowers, sign up for a Native veteran listening session, and register for the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) annual conference.

NAAF is also accepting internship applications for 2023.

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NAAF 2023 Internship Available Now

Read October 20, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

Learn more about NAAF’s internship, the Native Veteran roundtable, and more on NAAFs partnership with the new WIC community innovation and outreach program.

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Native Veteran Roundtable

Read October 5, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

In this issue, read about NAAF’s FINPACK+ Training created by the Center for Farm Financial Management, the Native Veteran roundtable, and read more on USDA grants.

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49 New Projects Increase Access to Capital for Native Agriculture

Read September 23, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

Learn more about NAAF’s 2022 grant projects awarded and read the Native farm Bill coalitions recently released report, Gaining Ground, on 2023 Farm Bill priorities.

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New Training Opportunity for Native Ag Lenders

Read August 23, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

Where you can apply for a NAAF sponsored FINPACK+ subscription with training, apply for a Native veteran travel scholarship, or read NAAF’s statement on the Inflation Reduction Act.

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New Training Opportunity for Native Ag Lenders

Read August 9, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

In this issue, read about our new FINPACK+ Training created by the Center for Farm Financial Management, our new NAAF staff members, and read our Quarterly Market Report from our July webinar.

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Report on Health Equity, Hunger, and Nutrition in Indian Country

Read July 26, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

In this email, read about the Native Farm Bill Coalition’s report from the White House listening sessions on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in Indian Country. Also read our new Market Report.

The Native American Agriculture Fund Announces 2022 Native Youth Grantees

Read July 5, 2022 issue of the NAAF Newsletter.

NAAF announces the 2022 Native youth grantees. NAAF awarded more than $900,000 dollars to 23 grantees serving Native youth across 81 Tribal Nations. Register for our Market report, July 21, 2022.

The Native American Agriculture Fund Joins Coalition for Natural Climate Solutions

Read June 21, 2022 issue of the NAAF Newsletter.

NAAF joins the U.S. Nature4Climate coalition of conservation, environmental, and sustainable business organizations collaborating on Natural Climate Solutions.

General Request For Applications Due June 1!

Read May 24, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

Are you signed up for the last 2022 Request for Applications webinar? Join us on May 26 at 2 pm – 4 pm CT. NAAF is also searching for an accounting/compliance associate (ACA) to join our team.

7 Days Left Until Youth Request For Applications Due!

Read May 10, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter. List of Eligible Entities to apply:

    1. 501(c)(3)
    2. Educational Institutions
    3. Tribal Governments and Instrumentalities
    4. Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

$12 Million in Available Funding for Native Agriculture

Read April 26, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

NAAF strongly encourages applicants and interested partners to read the Trust Agreement here which sets specific requirements for our operations and grants. The Trust agreement lines out all of our eligible entities. 

Native Ag Underwriting School

Read April 14, 2022 issue of the NAAF newsletter.

This fully funded three-day training will provide existing and future lenders in Indian Country the tools they need to start or expand their agricultural lending programs. Make sure to sign up for our RFA webinars to learn what you need to know to apply to our 2022 grants.