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First Americans Land-grant Consortium (FALCON)

FALCON is a non-profit, professional association, sanctioned by motion of the AIHEC Board of Directors, that represents administrators, faculty and staff at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges and Universities).  The FALCON portal shares information, fosters partnerships, promotes professional development and serves as a resource center for its members. 

 What's New


The First Americans Land-Grant Consortium (FALCON) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 11th Annual Conference, scheduled for November 7-9, 2015, at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel.  Please register for the conference and reserve your hotel rooms now.
This year's conference theme is Building Native Nations through 1994 Land Grant Education, Extension and Research.  The conference will include sessions on the successes in teaching, extension services and research that benefit Native American students, communities, governments and lands.  The conference focuses on research, education, and community programs at 1994 Land-grant Institutions conducted by students, faculty and staff.  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 USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Project Director sessions, as well as training workshops and information-sharing opportunities. 
This year we will be accepting online registrations.  To register online, click on FALCON 2015 Registration.   Registration fee payments can be mailed or paid in advance with a credit card.  Check and cash payments only will be accepted on-site.
Applications for faculty and student presentations and poster exhibits are being accepted now (click on FALCON 2015 Call for Presentation).  Applications are also being accepted for travel scholarships for student poster and panel presenters (click on FALCON 2015 Scholarship). 
Please see the attached documents, which include the Registration Form, Call for Presentations Application Form, the Student Scholarship Application Form, and the Tentative Agenda.


We look forward to joining with you in learning about the programs being conducted within the 1994 land-grant community. Should you have any questions regarding the FALCON Annual Conference, please contact John Phillips at (573) 268-5700, and at 



​The 2015 Edition of the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions Directory has been released. It contains contact information for 1994 administrators, extension directors, faculty and staff. Please see the attached directory.


​The 2014 Conference Pack is now available.  The conference pack contains most of the conference materials, presentations, and handouts shared at the FALCON 2014 annual conference held on November 8-11, 2014, in Minneapolis, MN.  Click on "Resources" on the upper-left navigation bar, then find "2014 Conference Pack" on the left-hand menu list.


This Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool is made available by the First Nations Development Institute.

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