Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit

The Next Generation of Food and Agriculture Leaders

What is the Youth Summit?

Held annually since 2015, the Youth Summit brings participants from across Indian Country to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to spend a week creating lifelong memories and fostering professional and academic skills development All travel and lodging expenses are covered for accepted applicants.

The Youth Summit allows participants to dive deeper into their interests and develop real-world solutions, highlighted through a capstone project. Experiences during the week include touring Tribal agricultural operations, interfacing with other youth and industry professionals, participating in an Indigenous cooking demonstration, and more. 

Agricultural policy and production areas covered during Youth Summit include: 

Agricultural Business and Finance

Land Stewardship and Conservation 

Agricultural Law and Policy

Nutrition and Health

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative’s Youth Programs!