Learn about Native Americans in Agriculture
Native American Resources
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Native American Farming Image Gallery
Illinois State Museum.
Provides images of artifacts and recreations of Native American farming in Illinois. Accompanies the Museum's online exhibit, "History of Illinois Agriculture."
American Indian Farm Data
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Draws from the 2007 Census of Agriculture to provide basic statistical information on the following:
- American Indian Farmers (PDF | 813 KB)
- Farm and Operator Characteristics on Selected American Indian Reservations (PDF | 3 MB)
Indian Country Extension
University of Arizona. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Features the programs, workshops and activities of extension professionals who work almost exclusively on Indian reservations or in Indian communities and tribal jurisdictional areas. Includes useful fact sheets, related links and a directory of extension personnel.
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Intertribal Agriculture Council.
Describes programs, services and workshops designed to help Indian farmers and ranchers better conserve, develop and use agricultural resources. Provides marketing guidance, including promoting the "Made by American Indians" trademark.
Intertribal Timber Council
Intertribal Timber Council.
Covers Native American forestry and natural resources issues, including forest and wildfire management. Provides training, publications, reports, and scholarship information, along with background about the organization itself.
Intertribal Bison Cooperative
InterTribal Bison Cooperative.
Provides information and guidance on the reestablishment of buffalo herds on Indian lands, including education and training programs, marketing strategies and herd management. Links to numerous tribal Web sites and buffalo programs.
Indian Nations Conservation Alliance
Indian Nations Conservation Alliance.
Describes the organization and importance of tribal districts in working with and securing support from the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies. Provides information to helps these districts protect their natural resources while operating farms and ranches and improving economic opportunities.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
Represents the thirty-four Tribal Colleges, most of which received land-grant status in 1994. Addresses issues of funding, leadership, development, and research in support of Native American higher education.
USDA 1994 Land Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) Programs
USDA. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
Describes the Department of Agriculture's programs focused on teaching, community outreach and research at the 33 Tribal Colleges across the United States. Lists the colleges and answers key questions about the purpose, eligibility and application process for each program.