Farming Enterprise

The Tribal Farm Enterprise (TFE) farms Tribally owned land and leased land.  Today's totals are as follows.

Total Acres:12,549

Crop Rotation Program: 4,349

Pasture: 160

Hay: 45



Bureau of Indian Affairs: 1,430

Tribal Farm Enterprise: 2,258

Other: 215 

Total:  3,903



Bureau of Indian Affairs: 1,886

Tribal Farm Enterprise: 1,934

Other 272

Total:  4,092


The total acreage the TFE manages has steadily increased throughout the past few years and is expected to continue to do so with new land acquisitions and new land leases and partnerships assumptions.  The TFE is responsible for improvement and upkeep of the Tribal lands assigned to it and for consistent management of that land.  By diversifying its crops and income streams it has increasingly become a stable and fruitful enterprise.  TFE farms for individuals, the Tribal owned acres and also BIA leases that have previously been idle.

The Tribal Farm office is located within the Department of Economic and Community Development office located in the Nixyáawii Governance Center.

E-mail Tami Rochelle, Farm Secretary II, for questions about the farming operation today: