Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF)

The Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF) is a national organization that provides outreach, advocacy and technical assistance across Native America.

It provides access to state and national information concerning Agriculture through newsletters and other special online communication tools. It also facilitates networking with other American Indian Farmers and agriculture professionals.

AAIF was founded in January 2014 by Kara Boyd, an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. AAIF. is constantly strengthening the connections between farmers and their consumers, between experienced farmers and new/beginning youth farmers and between farmers and youth hoping to find a career in agriculture. By joining Kara Boyd’s Association of American Indian Farmers, Members will participate in high quality, competency-based training and technical assistance activities and events.

 

Celebrating Kara Boyd, an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Founder of the Association of American Indian Farmers who was interviewed in this beautiful short [Edited] film “Unexpected Beauty” by acclaimed director, actress, author and mother, Paola Mendoza.

Please fill out the form to join the Association of American Indian Farmers.
For more information about membership, please contact us by email or by phone at(804) 691-8528.

Every year, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) organize the National Black Farmers Association Conference, an interactive two day program giving practical knowledge and techniques to enhance Black farmers skills and networking, and financial resource capabilities for small, limited resource and socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers and landowners. NBFA has partners with the Kara Boyd’s Association of American Indian Farmers & National Womens’ Farming Association.

Kara Boyd’s Association of American Indian Farmers is committed to preserve ancestral lands, heritage, and lifestyle while providing families and communities with healthy food. It was founded to serve the followings purposes:

To increase public awareness and understanding of the Keepseagle Settlement, Cobell Settlement and the Agriculture industry to American Indian Farmers.

To provide outreach, advocacy, and technical assistance support for related programs and activities, that are compatible and consistent with United States governmental agencies as they pertain to agriculture.

To solicit, utilize, and invest funds in support of American Indian Farmers.

Kara Boyd made the announcement that the Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF) and the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) have partnered with the National Womens’ Farming Association to help women farmers in their efforts to be treated fairly by USDA, and to help them in their landmark case Love v Vilsack. The National Womens Farmers Association is a national organization (NWFA) that will provide necessary information to stay competitive. The NWFA will be holding meetings to inform Women farmers of the Love lawsuit which is a women farmers discrimination lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

For more information, please contact Kara Boyd’s Association of American Indian Farmers directly by phone at (804) 691-8528 or send her an email. Please fill out the form to join the Association of American Indian Farmers.

 

Address: 8 Wind Road, Baskerville, VA 23915 – TEL: (804) 691-8528

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