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Policy Brief – June 11, 2024

Policy Brief – June 11, 2024

Summary USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks nominations for four positions on the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production  There is a Federal Register Notice about a proposed rule on Poultry Grower Payment Systems;...

Our mission is to enhance the health and wellness of tribal communities by advancing healthy food systems, diversified economic development, and cultural food traditions.

What We Do

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) focuses on putting tribal sovereignty in food sovereignty, promoting tribally driven solutions to revitalize and advance traditional food systems and diversified economic development throughout Indian Country. IFAI provides Tribal governments, producers, and food businesses with educational resources, policy research, and strategic legal analysis as a foundation for building robust food economies.

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Our Resources

Policy & Research

Policy Briefings
Native Farm Bill Coalition
Food and Nutrition Research
General Agriculture Research


Cultivating Tribal Food Sovereignty
EATS Academy
Model Food and Ag Code
Video Series

Youth Programs

Native Youth Programs
Leadership Summit
Policy Leadership Program

Food Safety

Food Safety Training for Indian Country
Free Training In-Person or Online
Food Safety Needs Assessment


Funding Opportunities

Grants and funding opportunities are key tools for many Tribes and Tribal producers. However, navigating the list of programs available can be challenging. To help, IFAI staff stay on top of the latest grants and opportunities. Check out the latest list by clicking the button below.

Job Opportunities

IFAI’s job board is intended to be a resource for Native Americans and Alaska Natives interested in employment and internship opportunities that focus primarily on Indigenous food and agriculture policy and law. However, the job board is also open to other types of opportunities in the following:

  • US Federal / State Departments and Agencies
  • Federally Recognized Tribes and organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • IFAI’s partner agencies, including members of the Native Farm Bill Coalition

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Food Sovereignty Youth Worker (1-2 positions)

by | Jun 14, 2024 | Tribal | 0 Comments

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Location: Red Cliff, WI Closing Date: June 26, 2024 Duties Include: Assist in daily farm functions including fruit and...

Supervisory Loan Specialist (Agricultural)

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Federal | 0 Comments

USDA: Farm Service Agency Location: Benson, MN Closing Date: June 24, 2024 Duties Include: Manages and directs assigned Farm Loan Programs and provides guidance and...

County Executive Director – Expanded

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Federal | 0 Comments

USDA: Farm Service Agency Location: Dawson, GA Closing Date: June 20, 2024 Duties Include: Directing and managing program and administrative operations for one or more...

Program Assistant (Farm Bill)

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Federal | 0 Comments

USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service Location: Columbus, NJ Closing Date: June 18, 2024 Duties Include: Track the status of Farm Bill contracts through reports...

Deputy State Director

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Federal | 0 Comments

USDA: Agriculture, Rural Development Location: Little Rock, AR Closing Date: June 18, 2024 Duties Include: Applies a broad comprehensive knowledge of organizational...

Our Partners

Our work depends on the generous support we receive from the partners listed below.

Intertribal Agriculture Council
Newman's Own Foundation
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