Cancelled: Business of Indian Agriculture Training Workshop


CANCELLED: The Business of Indian Agriculture & Business Planning Development Training Workshop

LONGMONT, Colorado (July 7, 2020) – In the interest of reducing risk and promoting safety, First Nations Development Institute’s Business of Indian Agriculture training planned for August 18 to 20, 2020, in Albuquerque has been cancelled.

The producer-focused training is 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, agribusiness economics and marketing, and land use and management. It also covers important topics like risk management, personal financial management, and using credit wisely. 

A-dae Briones, First Nations’ Director of Native Agriculture and Food Systems Programs, said the decision to cancel was made to ensure the health and safety of attendees in light of the pandemic, but plans are underway to reschedule the training or convert it to a virtual format. “The call for Native food sovereignty has always been important, and COVID-19 has made the need for training on sustainable tribal ranching and farming even more critical,” she said. “We will continue to make resources and assistance available to Native communities to meet that need and help Native food growers and producers thrive.”

Participants scheduled to attend the August training will be notified and registration fees will be credited. Participants and all those interested in starting or advancing agribusiness in their communities are encouraged to stay tuned for more information about First Nations’ trainings and opportunities.

About First Nations Development Institute 

For more than 39 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities.  First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit



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