The first Intertribal Maple Syrup Producers Co-op Meeting is Saturday, September 27th from 3:00-6:00pm as part of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force Conference at the Cloquet Forestry Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Conference registration is $25.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council’s Dan Cornelius will also be presenting at the Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Summit on Monday, September 29th in Minneapolis, and the Mobile Farmers Market will be setup at the event.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council is accepting submissions for our youth essay contest until November 1st, 2014. This year’s theme is “Feeding the Future and Filling the Age Gap in Indian Agriculture”. Youth in 9-12 grades are eligible to submit entries, and winners will receive both an all-expenses paid trip to IAC’s Annual Membership Meeting in Las Vegas from December 8-11, 2014 and a great prize package. Additional information is available in the announcement posted below. A release waiver, also included below, is required.
We also have a limited number of adult producer and youth scholarships available for the Annual Membership Meeting. Youth scholarships (including essay winners) include travel for an adult chaperone). Interested individuals should complete and submit scholarship applications as soon as possible.
2014 MM Producer Scholarship Application 2014 MM Youth Scholarship Application (3)
We’re hosting two seed saving workshops at the end of September. One is at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena on Wednesday, September 24th and the second is the next day at the college’s Green Bay campus.