Skip to main content

Welcome to the Land-Grant Partners Project

Land-Grant Partners logo

The inaugural efforts of the Land-Grant Partners Project focus attention specifically on 1994-1862 collaborations. There are many paths toward a more comprehensive set of 1994-1862 partnerships that would be mutually beneficial to these land-grant institutions, all in service to an increased amount of support to Native American communities.

Plans are underway to include partnerships involving the 1890 land-grant institutions in the not-too-distant future, with a focus on directing greater resources toward African American communities. Our long-term goal is to eliminate the structural isolationism that currently exists among the 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions.

LGP Summit | 2023 FALCON Pre-Conference Event

The LGP Summit goals and mission are: Truth, reconciliation, and reciprocal efforts among land-grant universities to build a better future for everyone. To learn more, visit the Land-Grant Partners Summit page.

Summit Details

What: Preconference meeting before conference of the First Americans Land-Grant Consortium (FALCON)             
When: October 12-13, 2023 – starting early on the 12th and ending at noon on the 13th             
Where: Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites, 550 15th Street, Denver, CO

Reservation links – use code FND (please reserve rooms for October 11 & 12 nights)             
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown, phone: (303) 623-5900             
Homewood Suites Denver Downtown, phone: (303) 534-7800

Who: Administrators, faculty, Extension personnel, and other officials representing 1862 land-grant universities or 1994 tribal colleges and universities.             
Host: First Nations Development Institute (Longmont, CO), hosting this first summit in conjunction with FALCON and CHRR at The Ohio State University             
Information regarding the LGP Summit and pre-conference registration:

Learn more about the LGP Summit

2023 FALCON Conference

The conference will include sessions in 1994 land-grant teaching, extension programs and research that benefit Native American students, communities, governments, and lands. There will be a strong student focus and tribal college students are especially invited to participate and present their work. The conference will also include a USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) update, training workshops, information-sharing, and networking opportunities. FALCON 2023 registration is now open.

What: 19th Annual – First Americans Land-Grant Consortium (FALCON)             
When: October 13-15, 2023             
Where: Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado

Additional FALCON conference information is available as a downloadable PDF.

Visit the FALCON website

Click to view past LGP events

2023 Summit Steering Committee

Jeffrey Agnoli             
The Ohio State University
Michael Charles             
Cornell University
Jessica Davis             
Colorado State University
Kim Hines             
North American Food System Network
Brian Kowalkowski             
College of Menominee Nation
Rachel Lindvall             
Racial Equity in the Food System
Maria Marshall             
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Cynthia Sanders             
College of the Muscogee Nation
Nina L. Smolyar             
University of Vermont
Brian Snyder             
Land-Grant Partners
Kolia Souza             
Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University
Michelle Villegas-Frazier             
University of California, Davis
Virginia Vincenti             
University of Wyoming (Professor Emeritus)
Kase Wheatley             
University of California, Davis
Michael Wilcox             
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Summer Rae Wilkie           
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas

Visit our resources page