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To provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.
IAC to host USDA-DoD Fresh Basics Webinar on March 9March 3, 2017
DoD Fresh Basics Webinar:
Selling Locally-Produced Tribal Fruits and Vegetables
to the Federal Government
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools to use USDA Foods entitlement dollars to buy fresh produce. Click on link below to join the webinar on March 9th.
Call-in number available for those not able to connect to the Internet.
Dial: 1-866-614-2162, Code: 987 114 7244
A recording will be available after the webinar and uploaded to IAC’s YouTube channel IndianAg
The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at the Department of Defense. In school year (SY) 1994-1995, the program began as a pilot in eight states; $3.2 million of produce was delivered to schools. Today, schools in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam participate in the program. USDA DoD Fresh allocations may be changed throughout the year and USDA does not impose a cap on the amount of entitlement used through this program.
For more information, contact Dan Cornelius, IAC Technical Assistance Specialist at 608-280-1267