Through the wisdom of our elders, the dreams of our youth and the vision of our parents, we embrace our cultures and strengthen our economies.

Our core activites

AVI provides services to socially-disadvantage Alaska Native farmers, ranchers, and other small-scale agriculture producers.

We support and provide Tribal Conservation Districts with NRCS application document assistance, Board and member training, conflict resolution, assisting in developing documents for USDA FSA funding programs and application process and creating marketing plans.

We provide technical assistance in developing business plans for our stakeholders, including agriculture business assistance, conservation best practices, and ranching opportunities.

Expanding online agriculture education statewide

AVI’s instructional strategies establish clear links between course content and learning objectives of our two target groups while introducing content and learning activities in a logical sequence. Our program adheres to the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes supported by National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The AVI Open Education Program platform seeks to expand the agricultural educational needs of Alaska. AVI is poised to deliver agriculture educational programs that include hands-on learning activities, how-to-videos, mini-documentaries, and agriculture-related digital resources with specific learning outcomes, required skills, and associated proficiency.

Our Partners

NRCS Alaska
NEA Alaska Native Caucus
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Small Farms Program
American Association of Tribal Conservation Districts
Alaska Farm Bureau
National Congress of American Indians
First Nations Development Institute
Yakutat Tribal Conservation District
Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations