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

  • Health and Nutrition

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Health and Nutrition programming is combined with both of the above outlined Agriculture and 4-H Program areas. Any opportunity available is used to promote healthier lifestyles and increased physical activity. The CSREES Strategic Goal 4 reflects the current situation on CRIT in such a perfect way that it is quoted here: "While food and nutrition assistance programs have helped reduce nutritional deficiencies, improving access to healthy and nutritious food for low income Americans remains a... more

  • Beef and Buffalo Production

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Reservation Tribal and non-Tribal members run approximately 10,000 head of cattle on the expansive rangelands of the reservation.  There is a great need for education in the area of beef management and production to improve pregnancy rates, herd health and nutrition.  To meet these needs, an advisory committee was developed.  The committee is utilized every year to develop and implement beef programs for the community.  These programs include an annual bull... more

  • Environmental Education

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Environmental education is a high priority for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Extension Educator provided hands-on educational experiences for the youth within the boundaries of the Nation. The youth gathered data from local water resources, learned about preventing non-point source pollution and studied stream ecology. Building and launching hydro-rockets capped off the water quality camp. more

  • Roundup Ready Alfalfa - Tolerance and Sedge Studies

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Specialists from the Univerity of Arizona are cooperating with the CRIT Agent on two studies involving Roundup Ready alfalfa. One study is evaluating herbicides for their efficacy in controlling yellow nut sedge and the other is a tolerance study evaluating the impact of various levels of herbicides on alfalfa production more

  • 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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    5 years 47 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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    6 years 20 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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    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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    6 years 28 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...