Webinar: AIANTA USDA Webinar Series: Session 1 of 3
June 14 @ 11:00 am CDT
The new webinar series is designed to build Native agritourism capacity for Native producers, communities and tribes and will run from June through August.
Agritourism is a vibrant industry, with revenue tripling nationwide from 2012-2017. Indian Country is in a unique position to blend cultural values, relationships with the land, and food production through building agritourism enterprises.
Whether you are new to farming and ranching or are an expert, USDA Rural Development and AIANTA have collaborated to identify resources to assist you and your operation. This effort is designed to help Native-owned start-ups and enterprises further develop and expand agriculture and agritourism opportunities in Tribal communities.
This series of three webinars will:
- Introduce you to resources to help with start-up ag operations
- Introduce you to partners and entities to explore funding programs
- Discuss value-added activities to help you retain more revenue from your agricultural enterprises
- Empower Tribal communities to develop ag-related tourism enterprises that thrive and stay connected to Mother Earth
- Share lessons learned from others in this field.
The webinars will be 90 minutes and offer moderated panel discussions coupled with smaller group sessions with federal partners and Tribal entities to explore specific topics and resources. Mark your calendar and register to attend these FREE educational webinars today!
Session 1 – Resources for Native Agriculture Production and Conservation
June 14 at 10 am Mountain
The initial webinar in the series will explore programs and resources available to assist you in agricultural production and conserving related natural resources. In this webinar you’ll hear from a variety of USDA program experts and Native agriculture experts from various Native non-profit organizations. You will learn about capital and funding resources available for agriculture producers as well as programs to assist with management and conservation of natural resources.