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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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Summer Leadership Summit: Native Youth in Agriculture

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Applications are open! We are excited to announce our third annual Summer Leadership Summit for Native Youth in Food & Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The Summit will begin in July, and it’s time to start the application process.

Students who wish to apply must:

  • be American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian;
  • be between the ages of 15 and 18;
  • be passionate about food and agricultural production, and
  • have the courage to lead their Tribes and communities into the future.

Please see the links below for the appropriate application form.

If you’re a college-aged student, please consider applying as a Student Leader. If you’re a returning student, please fill out an application to be a Summit Fellow. More details about the Fellows program can be found in the application, below.

Spaces are limited, so PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Dates

July 17-26, 2016 (this includes travel dates)

Location

University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Hosts

Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas School of Law

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Supporters

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture

Farm Credit

Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Southern Region Extension Risk Management Education Program

Cost to Attend

All food, lodging, instructional materials and field trip costs will be provided. Depending on the number of students, some travel scholarships will also be provided. However, we need applications as soon as possible to plan for travel needs.

How to Apply

More detailed information about the selection process can be found in the application forms.

Click the links above for .pdf copies of the applications. Need an email or print copy? No problem! Contact Emerald Hames on the IFAI staff at ehames@uark.edu, or call her at 479.575.5128.

The Summit 2016 staff can’t wait to read your applications! Apply as soon as possible. We hope to see you this summer!

IFAI Summit 2016 Staff

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