Indian Country Extension Offices

About Indian Country Extension

This term identifies Cooperative Extension work that occurs in Indian Country — on American Indian reservations, in tribal communities and tribal colleges. This nonformal, knowledge-based educational programming is grounded in the philosophy established in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. The teaching is conducted by faculty, extension agents/educators and other associated employees of the extension organizations within land grant universities and colleges; tribal colleges and tribal governments.

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Program Showcase

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    The tribe operates its own 4H program with the assistance of the MSU Extension Service Agent. The Choctaw Tribe recognizes that children are the future. The Tribe wants to open the minds of children so that they will be productive citizens on or off the reservation. The tribal 4H program conducts an annual fishing rodeo, has an entomology club, fashion club and a host of other activities you will find in most 4H programs across the south. One of the strategies for the tribal program is that of... more

  • The Rockin' 4-H Cattle Club

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    This club incorporates Farm Service Agency youth loans, tribal Range and Ag. field work, and Extension education. Youth have purchased cattle pairs in the spring of 2006, and are working on growing their own herd by learning animal health, animal handling, and livestock production and management. more

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Navajo ranchers and farmers need dependable information and education to enhance their efficiency and productivity. The focus and goal of the Navajo Nation Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) is to challenge and improve certain existing production and marketing practices so that the people can realize needed benefits. Many producers engage in management strategies that are based neither on traditional methodologies nor contemporary best practices. The result is loss of income... more

  • Agriculture In the Classroom

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    Fourth graders from the Warm Springs Elementary School come once a month to learn about an ag. related topic. A live agricultural project provides a foundation for youth to learn about ag. production, as well as develop life skills such as reading and math. The project for 2006 was raising two feeder pigs to finish. The project for 2007 will be a vegetable garden. more

  • Indian Health Service Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Dr. Chris Percy with the Health Promotions & Disease Prevention department stressed the need for health education and activities for the local communities and allocated some dollars to this effect. The goals of this project are to: more

  • Cherokee Farming and Gardening

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    Cherokee FRTEP provides technical assistance to Cherokee farmers and gardeners. The annual garden contest grows in popularity each year. In 2006, 54 Cherokee gardens were in the competition. Over the past 3 years, the Chief's Cherokee Family Garden Project has distributed 1250 garden kits and 1000 apple trees to families to promote traditional family gardening. Two new interest groups have formed and meet monthly in Cherokee, the Smoky Mountain Beekeepers and the Cherokee Native Plant Study... more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    3 years 29 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    Fort Hall is the home of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and has 4,560 enrolled members.  The Fort Hall Indian Reservation is comprised of 544,000 acres.  Approximately 344,942 of these acres...
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    Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) is situated on the southeastern shore of Lake Superior, on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation, which is located in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula.
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    The Hopi Reservation Extension Office works with Hopi Tribal Government partners like the Office of Range Management and the Hopi Office of Youth Affairs, and with non-governmental partners such as...
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    4 years 9 weeks ago
    This term identifies Cooperative Extension work that occurs in Indian Country — on American Indian reservations, in tribal communities and tribal colleges. This nonformal, knowledge-based...
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    MSU Flathead Reservation Extension Office partnered with MSU Lake County Extension to offer the first Master Food Preserver class in Montana in over 25 years.  With the increase in gardening...