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 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

  • 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

  • Agriculture

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    Diné College - Navajo Nation
    Build the local knowledge base, promote community leadership and volunteer work, connect producers with resources, improve problem-solving skills, and increase youth participation in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. 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

  • Education and Testing combats impacts of bovine disease.

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease that causes infertility and early term abortion in cattle. Non-pregnant cows represent three-fold loss: wasted winter feed, lost calf income and breeding stock replacement cost. Infected bulls and open females must be removed from the herd. MSU extension and Chief Dull Knife College teamed up to fund a two year intensive education program focused on disease education and eradication. 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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    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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    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...