On April 16, 1970, NAPI was developed by the Navajo Nation Council as a Navajo-Owned Enterprise to create employment and operate a profitable Agri-business. NAPI has become one of the largest contiguous farmland in the nation and provides ‘Navajo Pride’ products internationally.
The NAPI farmland has an estimated 72,000 acres developed. The major crops grown at NAPI are alfalfa, no. 2 corn, small grains, potatoes, beans, and specialty products. Each crop is grown to meet the highest quality under the ‘Navajo Pride’ brand. NAPI operates three Navajo Pride processing facilities: Bean Plant, Potato Fresh Pack and Flour Mill. The Bean Plant and Fresh Pack are Global GAP certified to make Navajo Pride products one of the highest quality products in the market.
NAPI’s employment varies between 200-500 people during a crop season – 95% are Navajos. NAPI’s education promotional programs include summer internships and a scholars program. The students who have participated in NAPI’s Scholars Program have returned to NAPI as a full-time employees.