Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit
July 18 - July 25
Don’t miss this year’s Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit, set for July 18-25, 2023. Applications are open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth ages 18-24, including recently graduated high school seniors, and must be completed by April 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. central.
What is the Youth Summit?
Held annually since 2015, the Youth Summit brings participants from across Indian Country to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to spend a week creating lifelong memories and fostering professional and academic skills development. All travel and lodging expenses are covered for accepted applicants.
The Youth Summit allows participants to dive deeper into their interests and develop real-world solutions, highlighted through a capstone project. Experiences during the week include touring Tribal agricultural operations, interfacing with other youth and industry professionals, participating in an Indigenous cooking demonstration, and more.
Agricultural policy and production areas covered during Youth Summit include:
- Agricultural Business and Finance
- Land Stewardship and Conservation
- Agricultural Law and Policy
- Nutrition and Health