Who We Serve
The Branch of Agriculture and Rangeland Development (BARD) supports Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regional offices and agencies to provide programs and services for Tribes and individual Indian landowners.
BIA agencies provide services to Indian farmers and ranchers to evaluate, develop, and make improvements on their trust land. BARD supports these services by providing policy, oversight, and technical assistance
Services We Provide
About the Branch of Agriculture and Rangeland Development
The Branch of Agriculture and Rangeland Development is part of the Division of Natural Resources and headquartered in the Bureau of Indian Affairs central office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Under the authority of the American Indian Agricultural Resource Management Act (P.L. 103-177) and the Indian Self Determination and Education Act (P.L. 93-638), the branch provides support for Tribal agricultural programs under Tribal contracts and direct implementation, covering over 46 million acres of Indian land used for farming and grazing by livestock and game animals.