TAF was designed to aid Native students in achieving their educational goals leading to careers in agriculture. The fellowship program provides a generous benefits package that can include up to four years of fellowship status, with funding to earn agricultural degrees or technical certifications.

  • Rising and current technical, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Provide proof of Tribal enrollment or community connectedness
  • Upon selection for TAF, provide acceptance/enrollment information for selected academic or certificate program

Upon selection for Tribal Agriculture Fellowship program, fellows will be required to:

  • Sustain suitable academic progress
  • Complete two (2) fellowship hours per month assigned by TAF staff
  • Participate in all TAF required activities
  • Provide semester updates to TAF Program Coordinator
  • Serve as a peer mentor to upcoming Fellows

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In recognition of the need for more agriculture education opportunities specifically geared toward Native students, the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) established the Tribal Agriculture Fellowship (TAF) with additional support provided by John Deere, Farmer Mac and the Farm Credit.