Building a Native Agritourism Ecosystem 

AIANTA Webinar Series

Building a Native Agritourism Ecosystem

Learn from the owner of DX Beef and The DX Ranch, Kelsey Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux), and how their passion to help their consumers reconnect with their food source has driven them to build DX Beef into a Native Agritourism Ecosystem and how their willingness to share their skills and culture with guests resulted in The DX Ranch. 

Located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, The DX Ranch is home to DX Beef. Surrounded by the vast prairie of nature, culture, and opportunity, DX Beef wants to connect consumers with the landscape that the Lakota stewards have maintained for millennia. The culture, tradition and story of the DX Beef industry is affixed alongside that of their food. 

The DX Ranch operates vacation-stays for guests in Kelsey’s two bunkhouses. Guest choose the experiences they want, from horseback lessons to trail rides though the waving grass and rolling hills of her ranch, or rolling up their sleeves and helping with repairing fencing, sorting cattle and other ranching chores. Through DX Designs, Kelsey sells her Custom Beadwork.

Panelists

Moderator: Bianca Mitchell, Education Manager, AIANTA 

Presenter:

 Kelsey Ducheneaux, Owner, DX Beef, LLC 

Kelsey Ducheneaux is a fourth generation tribal rancher that calls the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation home. She’s the owner of DX Beef, LLC, a direct-to-consumer regenerative beef operation. Kelsey is the Natural Resources Director for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the use of Indian lands for the benefit of Indian peoples. Kelsey’s passion lies in working directly with land managers and producers in promoting regenerative agricultural practices. Kelsey is excited to see how her work with producers can continue to enhance their connection to consumers in an effort to re-localize more resilient food systems. 

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