Monday, January 4, 2016

APPLY NOW: The Summit 2016 Application Process is OPEN!

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 and Native Hawaiian;
  •      be between the ages of 15 and 18;
  •      be passionate about food & 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 that 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

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.

First time students:        Complete the Student Application                Due April 11, 2016
Returning students:       Complete the Summit Fellow Application     Due March 11, 2016
College-aged students: Complete the Student Leader Application    Due March 11, 2016

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, 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