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NM Tribal Farming Ranching Gathering
Wed, March 22, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
The overarching goal of this project is to address food deserts in New Mexico tribal communities. A food desert refers to areas where there is limited access to affordable, fresh produce and other nutritious foods. At this gathering we will share a toolkit that aims to reduce food deserts by providing resources to support the business success of Native American farmers and ranchers. It may also be helpful for those considering careers as farmers or ranchers.
In this toolkit, you will find multiple areas to help turn farming and ranching into a successful business, or establish yourself as an entrepreneur. These subject areas include Business Start-Up Resources, Money Management and Business Funding, and Selling. This toolkit was made possible by funds from The Aspen Institute, and compiled by Keres Consulting, Inc. with guidance from the New Mexico Department of Health.
The New Mexico Tribal Farming Toolkit provides practical, straightforward resources to New Mexico’s 23 tribes, nations, and pueblos with information on how to successfully navigate the farming business industry in New Mexico. The resources provided assist New Mexico’s tribal farmers and ranchers with the necessary tools to overcome the barriers to growing and selling their products. These resources equip users with the essential knowledge to improve their ability to become successful businessmen and women.
We will have time designated for an "open air market." Please bring seeds, materials, your stories, and resources to exchange with other participants. We will not have booths but will circulate in the room sharing what we'd like to offer.
The gathering is located at the Tamaya Wellness Center, across from the tribal administrative complex and not where the hotel is located.
Directions if coming from Albuquerque: Turn left on Dove Road where the sign is for the nursery. Drive until you see the tribal administration complex on left. Turn left at the stop sign. You can see the Wellness Center to the right. There is a big parking lot. 225 Ranchitos Road, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004.
You can view a map and get directions from your location here.
Please park either on the west side parking lot OR in the center dirt parking lot .
You can view the meeting agenda in advance here.