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Increasing Agriculture Lending At Your CDFI

OTR/FSA Guaranteed Lender Classes


2024 Cohort 1 Information


Agriculture has long been a crucial part of Native economies and is currently an underutilized economic driver in Indian Country. With the ever deepening movement of food sovereignty, these sessions will discuss why investment into agriculture is critical and break down how to do it. We will explore the different facets of agriculture, how to best support your clients with technical assistance and the unique steps to agriculture lending!








  • Session 1 - April 1, 2024: 12 pm to 1 pm MST - Why adding agriculture loan products is a good idea (Online)

  • Session 2 - April 8, 2024: 12 pm to 1 pm MST - Getting into the Nitty Gritty (Online)

  • Session 3 - April 15, 2024: 12 pm to 2 pm MST - The final stretch (Online)

  • Session 4 - April 23, 2024 - TBD 4 hours - Pulling it all together (In-person) 


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why agriculture is so important to Native economies.

  • Dive into how to do an agriculture loan.

  • Discuss what technical assistance looks like for agriculture.

  • Learn post closing steps to ensure success!


Apply to the Cohort by March 13th, 2024 at 12 pm MST.  Contact with further questions. 


For more information email dawn@akiptan.orgPilámayayepi (thank you), we look forward to receiving your submission.

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