USDA Launches Partnership with Navajo Technical University, Establishes Student Enrichment Program for Tribal Colleges and Universities in the Southwest

February 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Navajo Technical University (NTU) marked the start of a cooperative agreement that will provide students with internship opportunities to increase their knowledge of agricultural career opportunities.

The agreement ensures that participating students from NTU, Diné College, and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute receive work assignments and experiences in USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) that support the skillsets and technical competencies associated with the agency’s mission critical occupations.

To commemorate the start of the agreement, which is part of the Student Enrichment Program for Tribal Colleges and Universities in the Southwest, Greg Ibach, USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Bruce Summers, the Agricultural Marketing Service’s Acting Administrator, and NTU President Dr. Elmer J. Guy, signed ceremonial documents Feb. 13 at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

This partnership is part of AMS’ ongoing efforts to ensure there are federal agricultural career opportunities for all. More information about AMS career opportunities is available at www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/careers.

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