Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit: 2019 Application Form
Thank you for your interest in attending the 2019 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit!

The 2019 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 18-23 (including recently graduated high school seniors).

Participants will be chosen to attend the 2019 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit, which will be held July 18-25th, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas, home of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. Some travel assistance may become available; participants will receive information about this after they are accepted into the program. Participants will be expected to arrive in Fayetteville on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 and depart Thursday, July 25th, 2019.

This year's Summit will build on previous Summits, but will be more intensive. The 2019 Summit will be a skills-development focused event that will give attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive in a particular area of food and agricultural production or policy. These four subject matter areas are:

1) Agricultural Business and Finance;
2) Land Stewardship and Conservation;
3) Agricultural Law and Policy; and
4) Nutrition and Health.

While at the Summit, you will be led by experts in these areas and will spend your time at the event learning and working on your topics with a small group of your peers.


This form is your application! Please fill out every section before you submit the form. You will need to apply for admission in at least TWO of those subject matter areas above, so pick the two that most interest you! If accepted, you will be admitted into ONE area.

Please double check to make sure all your information is correct before submitting-- especially your email address! That's how we will communicate with you about your application status.

PLEASE NOTE: NONE OF YOUR RESPONSES ARE SAVED OR SUBMITTED UNTIL YOU READ, "Thank you for submitting your application! We look forward to reviewing your responses, and expect to have selected our participants no later than March 31st, 2019. Please contact Mackenize Martinez, IFAI Leadership Intern, with any questions. You can reach Mackenize at, or by phone at (318) 602-7407."

Please note: space is limited this year and we cannot accept late applications.

The PRIORITY deadline for application submission is March 1st, 2019. Meeting this deadline earns you an extra point on your application!

The FINAL deadline for ALL applications is March 15th, 2019, at 11:59pm Central Time.

We are excited to review your essay and application. To ensure an expedited registration process should you be selected as a participant, please take the time to complete ALL sections of this form. A confirmation of your essay submission will be sent following your successful form completion.

If you have ANY issues or questions about your application, please contact Mackenize Martinez, IFAI Leadership Intern, at, or by phone at (318) 602-7407.

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