This project addresses the strategic, legal, financial, human, and production risks Native American farmers and ranchers encounter on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Due to the unique challenges related to trust land management regarding finances, access to programs, and legal and environmental concerns, the project goal is to provide participant training specific to these issues. The 278 project participants (253 attended one meeting, while the project class rooom setting met with 28 participants) attended workshops and used computer based resources to hone and increase their skills and knowledge of strategic planning, laws, finances, and risk-management. Upon workshop completion, participants worked towards completing a whole-farm plan that utilizes strategic planning to address issues including, but not limited to, intergenerational land transition and estate planning. This project increased knowledge so producers can think strategically and meet long-term goals. The programming side of the project is completed, and one year after the project is completed we estimate about eight participants will have completed the business planning workbook to become certified borrowers through FSA.
Number of Participants: 278
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