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April 7 & 8, 2011Marriott Hotel at Metro Center, Washington, D.C.
Ross Racine
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Ross RacineRoss Racine has served as executive director of the Intertribal Agricultural Council (IAC) since January 2001. Mr. Racine came to the IAC as the natural resources director in 1991. Since 1999, he served as the director of programs, which included directing all program activity involving long-range natural resource planning, and serving as liaison between IAC, USDA and Indian Tribes and producers. 

Mr. Racine is a Blackfeet Indian, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and has spent 28 years working on farms and ranches in the Browning, Montana area. He earned his B.S. in Agriculture/Animal Science in 1982 at Montana State University. His professional career began with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Browning, Montana as a soil conservationist working with Indian livestock producers on the Blackfeet Reservation. Later he worked for the Tribe as their range and agriculture coordinator.

Mr. Racine serves on the NRCS Chiefs Reinvention Forum Executive Committee and the Chief’s team regarding negotiation of the NRCS-Conservation District agreement. Other involvements include National Agriculture Statistics Service Advisory Committee, Extension Indian Reservation Program Advisory Committee, Indian Land Tenure Foundation Board Member, and Chairman of the Agriculture Committee for the National Congress of American Indians.


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