NAAF was grateful to visit with our grantee Fort Lewis College!— Native American Agriculture Fund (@NativeAgFund) September 30, 2022
NAAF grant supports their Farmer in Training and Field Assistance program, which provides funding for young ag leaders.
Featured is Farmer in Training Sage Walstrom, and Field Assistant Autumn Raasch (continued) pic.twitter.com/MncekPPPCW
Pre-colonization Glass Gem Corn, Indigenous to North America, regrown by a Cherokee farmer in Oklahoma. This particular corn is a mix of ancient Pawnee, Osage and Cherokee varieties. pic.twitter.com/doUbajnRfw— Lakota Man (@LakotaMan1) September 11, 2022
3. New Zealand In New Zealand, information about Māori farms (the Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, or Aotearoa in the Māori language), are compiled using the Agricultural Production Survey. Māori farms are identified by matching the survey to three sources of data: Māori enterprises from the Māori authorities, self-identified Māori businesses from the business operations survey and a database held by Statistics New Zealand’s partner Poutama Trust. The matching process yields information about Māori engagement in agriculture, such as the number of agricultural operations, livestock and horticulture crops Māori farm operations have. 4. United States In the U.S., a national scale data collection effort was piloted in 2002 in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota to collect information about agricultural activity on American Indian reservations. Starting with the 2007 Census of Agriculture, this pilot project was expanded to include reservations across the U.S. The Census of Agriculture in the U.S. allows farm and ranch producers to self-report agricultural activity on American Indian reservations. If producers don’t respond to the mailed report, census employees — many who are tribal members that can bridge language or cultural barriers — follow up with them in person to help them completing their forms. The process yields an overview of agricultural activity on reservations in the U.S.
#GainingGround Pt. 1 📑— Native American Agriculture Fund (@NativeAgFund) September 22, 2022
NAAF is proud to be a sponsor of Gaining Ground: A Report on the 2018 Farm Bill Successes for Indian Country and Opportunities for 2023. The report was released by the @NativeFarmBill last week and identifies opportunities for progress in Indian country pic.twitter.com/snbRHaYqK8
Omid Mirzaei is an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, at the University of Regina. David Natcher is a Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, at the University of Saskatchewan.
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