Business of Indian Agriculture Training #2

Phoenix, Arizona
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Event Summary

Do you desire to increase your business knowledge and fundamentals of running and maintaining a successful agriculture business? Are you a rancher or farmer looking to expand or move your business forward? Do you want to know more about conducting a food sovereignty assessment in your community? Or maybe you are interested in helping assess the status of your community’s food sovereignty, and help make it better and stronger?  

Great news!  We have the training for you. 

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is pleased to host two, three-day training Business of Indian Agriculture & Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool workshops for you. The Business of Indian Agriculture is a curriculum designed to help farmers and ranchers succeed in managing their businesses. It covers useful topics like how to develop a business plan, how to set up bookkeeping systems, and marketing. It also covers important topics like risk management, personal financial management, and using credit wisely. The two-day training will offer attendees the opportunity to expand their understanding and knowledge in their efforts to build their capacity as Native producers on the First Nations’ Business of Indian Agriculture curriculum. The curriculum has five main modules:
Module 1: Business
Module 2: Accounting
Module 3: Financial Management
Module 4: Agribusiness Economics and Marketing
Module 5: Land Use and Management

After the training, you'll be able to use these tools in your own community. You will have significantly grown your technical knowledge and expertise on these subjects, plus you'll meet lots of other people involved in tribally-based food and agricultural projects.   The Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool (FSAT) was designed to assist Native communities in reclaiming their local food systems. It helps demystify the process of data collection about local food systems and provides tools and a framework for Native communities to measure and assess food access, land use and food policy in their communities.   Our first training is producer-focused (Albuquerque, NM), and our second training is intended as a train-the-trainer workshop (Phoenix, AZ). The fee for each training is $100, which covers the cost of materials and any meals that are included (breakfast and lunch). Participants will receive copies of First Nations’ The Business of Indian Agriculture curriculum and Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool.

Meeting Notes:
  • Training Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 27-28 and 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 29. Participants should arrive in time to begin the training on June 27 at 9 a.m. Due to the large amount of material to cover we will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.
  • Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • The training will be capped at 50 participants. 
  • Cost to attend: $100 to cover breakfasts, lunches and each attendee will receive a copy of First Nations The Business of Indian Agriculture curriculum and the Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • For Payments by Check:

    Please mail your payment with a copy of the invoice to:

    First Nations Development Institute
    2432 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Longmont, CO 80501

    Checks should be received by First Nations no later than June 23, 2017.

First Nations Development Institute 
2432 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Longmont, CO 80501

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