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For more information, contact:

Janie Simms Hipp (Chickasaw)
Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
(479) 575-4699
jhipp@uark.edu

School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law will encompass multi-disciplinary research, service, and education opportunities.

The Initiative is the first of its kind nationally, with the following goals and objectives:

  1. To increase student enrollment in the land grant universities in food and agricultural related disciplines by supporting existing students and creating early pipeline programs for youth;
  2. To create new academic and executive education programs in food and agriculture, including law, policy, and tribal governance;
  3. To directly support Indian country by providing strategic planning and technical assistance, including research and publications in the following subject areas:
  • Tribal Governance Infrastructure to Enhance Business and Economic Development Opportunities
  • Financial Markets and Asset Management, including Banking, Risk Management, and Stewardship of Land and Natural Resources
  • Health and Nutrition Policy for Tribal Community Wellness
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Traditional Knowledge

For more information, contact:

Janie Simms Hipp (Chickasaw)
Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
(479) 575-4699
jhipp@uark.edu

School of Law

1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

Law School Directory

University of Arkansas School of Law