Indian Education Established 2006

High School Youth Essay Opportunity - Submit by Nov. 6, 2009

by Julie Saylor
10/13/09


Essay Topic:  "How Would I Manage Agriculture Risk on My Reservation?" pdf document

Research WHAT is Risk Management using the links below and then apply it to the essay topic.

http://www.rma.usda.gov/pubs/1997/irm_intr.html

http://farm-risk-plans.usda.gov/

2009 Native Women & Youth in Ag Annual Writing Competition also sponsored by:  Seminole Tribe of Florida, USDA Risk Management AGency & the Intertribal Agriculture Council

Who Is Eligible? Young Native American Women & Men who will be entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2009. Graduates of May or August 2009 are also eligible to enter. Must be a member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.

Winners & Prizes: Three (3) finalists will be announced the second week of November 2009 and provided an all-expense paid trip (including chaperone) to the 2009 Intertribal Agriculture Council & Indian Nations Conservation Alliance annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV December 7-11, 2009. Finalists will be awarded several other special prizes presented at the event & will serve as Ag Ambassadors in 2009/2010. Each finalist is required to read a short self introduction and their essay (as submitted only) at the awards luncheon.


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