Here’s a great article on Red Cliff’s effort to create nation’s first Tribal National Park.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
2011 Native Youth in Ag Essay Winners
The Youth Luncheon is always one of the major highlights of the IAC-INCA Annual Symposium. This year’s essay winners met the exceptional standard set by previous winners in reading their visions for tribal ag over the next twenty-five years. Generous support from Wrangler, USDA, Walmart, and others allowed this contest to happen and reward the essay winners for their impassioned work.
K-14 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA)
The “Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program” (SPECA) provides funding to promote and strengthen agriscience and agribusiness education by finding ways to encourage more students to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academic disciplines.
The total funding pool for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY-12) is $900,000 and the application deadline is January 20, 2012. It is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
USDA Announces Ranking Dates for Four Major Conservation Initiatives
The USDA has announced the ranking dates for four EQIP Programs run by NRCS.
There are three ranking periods for Organic, On-Farm Energy, and Seasonal High Tunnels that end February 3, March 30, and June 1, 2012.
Ranking periods for the Air Quality Initiative end February 3 and March 30, 2012.