The Native CDFI NetworkCenter for Farm Financial Management and Mvskoke Fund, with support from the Native American Agriculture Fund, are thrilled to announce a partnership that will host a series of webinars: “Native Farmer, Rancher and Fisher Sovereignty Series: Sharpening your Tools to Access Data Driven Analysis.”

The series of webinars will be led by the Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM), focused on topics and tools that help Native farmers, ranchers and fishers. CFFM has been improving the financial management abilities of farmers and ranchers since 1984 and has experience in working with Native farmers, ranchers and fishers. CFFM is now bringing their portfolio of tools to Native agriculture. The Native CDFI Network in collaboration with CFFM team of experts, with support from Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF), will lead a series of webinars focused on tools Native farmers, ranchers and fishers need to adjust to the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations. The tools include farm financial planning, financial analysis, business planning, loan application preparation, credit analysis and more.

The webinar series panel of experts bring more than 100 years of experience to Indian Country

Kevin Klair

Pauline Van Nurden

Janie Simms Hipp

Webinar Schedule

Over the course of six webinars, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM), will share information covering a range of agricultural business and financial management tools. These tools are designed for both agriculture producers and lenders who want to take their operations to the next level.

You can view the six-part webinar series here. We recommend viewing sequentially, unless you are already familiar with some of the resources.

  1. Introduction to Ag Resources
  2. Business Planning
    1. AgPlan
    2. FishBizPlan
  3. Sources of Farm Financial Information
    1. Farm Answers
    2. FINBIN
  4. FINPACK Financial Analysis & Planning, Credit Analysis
    1. Ag
    2. Commercial
  5. Financial Information and Transition Planning
    1. IFSam 
    2. AgTransitions
  6. Land Rental Arrangements
    1.  FairRent



Support for this partnership is provided by the Native American Agriculture Fund.
Thank you to the Native CDFI Network and Mvskoke Fund for their leadership.