To date, almost 500 jobs have been created for tribal members in the construction phase, and more than two dozen tribal members do regular work for BTAP, either full-time or on a seasonal basis.
BTAP also pays the tribal administration for rent of the Big Lease lands.
BTAP acts as both the developer and lessor of the land, which is parceled into 160-acre units.
BTAP provides all-inclusive leases (land, water, and irrigation pivot systems) to approved tenants for terms up to 10 years.
An agreement was signed by BTAP last year with Transfeeder Inc.
BTAP is currently thinking about further diversification into potatoes, to meet the needs of several new processing plants being built in the area.