Hello Underdog Ag podcast listeners. This interview should inspire everyone. Here’s why. Matt Denetclaw is a farmer and rancher in Shiprock, New Mexico and a proud member of the Navajo Nation.
My sincere hope is that you will listen to Matt’s story and share it. Maybe, just maybe, it will create relationships between 4-H Clubs, FFA groups and more in Nebraska and elsewhere with Matt’s efforts in Indian Country. Maybe it will be used in curriculum in classrooms to help bridge cultural bridges. Maybe it will simply help us all understand the blessings we have and the resources we have to share.
I applaud and am humbled by our Indigenous neighbors. We have everything to learn from them. We have friends to make. Matt is a friend to all he meets. He was once a child with a stuttering problem, not confident enough to say even a few words unless spoken to. Now he is a leader for his people and all of agriculture. Thank you for your friendship Matt! Keep throwing down that cowboy hat in celebration for youth and their families as you give so much to see them find confidence and hope in themselves. That’s powerful. That’s agriculture at its very finest.
Follow Matt at: www.facebook.com/matt.denetclaw
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HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider
GUEST: Matt Denetclaw
Mitchell Roush, Producer
Bibi Luevano, Cover Art
Purple Planet Music, Theme