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The Business of Indian Agriculture


First Nations Development Institute is pleased to present The Business of Indian Agriculture, 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. This project was made possible with support from the USDA – NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the CHS Foundation.

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

To download the PDF of the curriculum, please click on the following links:

Participant Workbook

Instructor Guide

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the Word document of these materials to use/adapt for your own classes, please contact us at