2019 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Summit


The 2019 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 18-23 (including recently graduated high school seniors).

This year's Summit will build on previous Summits, but will be more intensive. The 2019 Summit will be a skills-development focused event that will give attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive in a particular area of food and agricultural production or policy. These four subject matter areas are:

1) Agricultural Business and Finance;

2) Land Stewardship and Conservation;

3) Agricultural Law and Policy; and

4) Nutrition and Health.


While at the Summit, participants will be led by experts in these areas and spent their time at the event learning and working on these topics with a small group of their peers. In addition to learning the critical skills they need to be the next generation of Indian Country food and agriculture leaders in each of these topic areas, all students who attended also received a full Food Safety Modernization Act training on the Produce Safety Rule during their time at the Summit.

2019 applications are now open!

Please note: space is limited this year and we cannot accept late applications.

The PRIORITY deadline for application submission is March 1st, 2019. Meeting this deadline earns you an extra point on your application!

The FINAL deadline for ALL applications is March 15th, 2019, at 11:59pm Central Time.