The USDA and AIHEC Leadership Group is
comprised of nine USDA Mission Area decision-makers and nine
1994 tribal land-grant college and university president members of the
Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
. The leadership
group meets face-to-face two times yearly to ensure that
USDA programs and services are accessible to the 1994 land-grant
Institutions. Further, this group meets to ensure that
USDA Mission Area representatives understand the uniqueness
of and issues affecting the Nation’s thirty-two Land-Grant
Institutions, most of which are tribally-controlled. The
USDA and AIHEC Leadership Group meets face-to-face twice yearly.
This Memorandum of Agreement establishes a cooperative framework between USDA and the AIHEC to conduct programs and activities that will enhance the capability of American Indians/Alaska Natives to attain educational excellence and to contribute positively to the fulfillment of the USDA's mission. To obtain more information about the Memorandum of Agreement or the activities supported by the Memorandum of Agreement, contact the USDA/1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities Program.