Agriculture & Food Sovereignty 2020-06-10T03:49:27+00:00
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Agricultural Funding Opportunites

Native American Youth 4-H & FFA

The Owen Valley Indian Water Commission has funding from the Native American Agriculture Fund to promote and enhance sustainable agriculture in Payahuunadü. Building strong partnerships within communities is central to tribal food security. When communities cultivate, harvest, process and prepare native foods, they are rebuilding a relationship with the land and celebrating cultural identity.

Funding is currently available under the following opportunities:

Agricultural Assistance Grants

Individual tribal members from or residing in the greater Owens Valley area are eligible for OVWIC Agricultural Assistance Grants to establish or enhance local agriculture-related tribal businesses. Regrants of up to $5,000 are available, and funding applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.  Click the application materials below for more details.

Agricultural Assistance Grant Application (PDF)

Agricultural Assistance Grant Application (Word Document)

Youth FFA/4H Grants

Individual tribal youth from the greater Owens Valley area are eligible for financial assistance to participate in local Future Farmers of America or 4H programs.  Regrants of up to $500 towards program participation are available, based on need. See the application below for more details. The next round of youth FFA/4H grants will be available in the Fall of 2020.

FFA/4H Youth Grant Application (PDF)

FFA/4H Youth Grant Application (Word Document)

Questions and complete applications can be emailed to OVWIC Communication Specialist Kyndall Noah at kyndall@oviwc.com

Sustainable Agriculture Project Updates

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

March 9th, 2020|

FEB 29, 2020—Nearly 20 community members came out on a cool morning to get hands-on experience with the art and science of grafting fruit trees on the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Grafting is the [...]

Business of Indian Agriculture Training

September 20th, 2019|

Business of Indian Agriculture Training First Nations Development Institute provided an in-depth three-day training on September 16-18, 2019 to Indian farmers and ranchers and those seeking to start an agricultural related business. [...]