Native Agriculture Financial Services

The mission of Native Agriculture Financial Services (NAFS) is to be a reliable and trusted partner in providing capital for Native American farmers and ranchers.

Increase Access to Agricultural Capital

Community Development Financial Institutions

Lending Opportunities for Native Producers

Other Financing Institutions

Meet the NAFS CEO and President

Janie Simms Hipp


Meet the NAFS Board Members

Tomie Peterson

Member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe with years of experience in Agriculture Banking and advocating on behalf of Tribal producers for fair and equitable financing, functional access to USDA programming, and innovative business structures. 

Gary Matteson

Senior Vice President of Beginning Farmer Programs and Outreach with the Farm Credit’s trade association. 30 years of experience as a small farmer and serves on the board of directors for Farm Credit, Farmer Veteran Coalition, Farmers Market Coalition, and more. 

Eddie Moore

Member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina with more than 35 years of farming experience. Currently serves as the president and co-owner of both Moore Brothers Ag, Inc., a diversified agricultural operation, and Moore Brothers Beef, Inc., a direct market all-natural beef business.

Sandy Martini

Citizen of Cherokee Nation and trained agricultural economist currently serving as the Associate CEO of the Native American Agriculture Fund. Years of experience teaching financial management, and business planning to Native farmers and ranchers.

Charlie Rawls

An experienced leader in federal legal and policy matters focused on agriculture and agricultural credit and appointed to serve on the USDA Equity Commission. Former General Counsel for USDA and Farm Credit Administration.