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

  • Seminole 4-H Youth Development

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    Since 1995 the 4-H projects have increased in numbers and in subject areas giving the Seminole Youth many options for participation. In 1995 the youth were offered only Swine and Steer projects with 35 enrollees. Steer and Swine projects are still the most popular among the youth. However, with support from the tribe, FRTEP and the University of Florida Extension, 4-H offered 15 diverse project titles to Seminole youth in 2006 with 459 project enrollees. more

  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Educational Field Days and demonstration trials were used to help Identify problems facing the production of established crops (alfalfa, cotton, seed crops and vegetables) and to determine appropriate solutions. This was accomplished in cooperation with the Area Ag Agent, Eric Norton. 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

  • Natural Resources

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    Hualapai Extension - Hualapai Nation
    The Peach Springs Extension Program has offered agriculture, natural resources, and 4-H youth development programs to the two Grand Canyon tribes since its establishment in 2002. After the Havasupai Tribe banished State university personnel from their Reservation in 2004, the office has worked exclusively with the Hualapai Tribe. more

  • 4-H Youth Programs

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    With the limited amount of resources to provide the ideal 4-H program on the Navajo Nation, the plan is to strengthen and maintain the 35 existing 4-H groups. more

  • Pyramid Lake Project Office on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation

    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The community vitality, both economic and social, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is strongly dependent on agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection due to its reliance on Pyramid Lake and surrounding lands which are heavily impacted by the adjacent Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (the "Tribe"), EIRP, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension ("UNCE") Washoe County Office have insufficient funding on their own to establish a... 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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    4 years 5 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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    4 years 30 weeks ago
    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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    4 years 30 weeks ago
    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 37 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...