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

  • Natural Resource Management

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Reservation is comprised of approximately 344,942 acres of rangeland.  These rangelands require development and implementation of updated methods to manage this valuable resource.  As of 2005, the Fort Hall rangelands had not been inventoried since 1963.  To address this issue, the extension office took the lead in developing a Rangeland Inventory Request for Proposal to secure funding through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to begin a project of this magnitude. ... more

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    EFNEP's target audience is low-income families with young children in the household. Programs deliver education and hands on activities in the areas of Dietary Quality, Food Purchasing, Physical Activity and Food Safety. Although EFNEP does have a youth component, most of the educational programs are delivered to the head of the household who is responsible for food purchasing and food preparation for the family. 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

  • Forestry

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    The Tribe owns approximately 40,000 acres of land, with a large portion covered in mixed pine and hardwood stands of timber. As with any commodity, the business of timber management is an ever-evolving enterprise. With the implementation of the latest research information in the form of Extension programs brought to the tribe, they are better suited to make decisions that will affect the short and long term plans of the tribal forest resources. more

  • Arrow weed Control Program

    Arrowweed growing along CRIT irrigation ditches
    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    The CRIT Agent is cooperating with Dr. William McCloskey - University of Arizona Extension Weed Specialist - on a study testing environmentally sensitive methods of controlling Arrowweed along irrigation ditches throughout the CRIT Reservation. more

  • Agriculture

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    Choctaw tribal members have traditionally been an agriculture rich society. Even to this day, the Choctaw tribe takes in more than 400 applications for the tribal garden program each year. Producing ones own food is an activity that will surely be a part of Choctaw culture for many years to come. With the help of the FRTEP, the tribe will not suffer in gaining those technological advances that Mississippi State University research produces each year. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    5 years 20 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    6 years 26 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
  • Extension Office
    7 years 13 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    7 years 13 weeks ago
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    7 years 18 weeks ago
    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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    7 years 38 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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    7 years 38 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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    7 years 45 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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    8 years 16 weeks ago
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    8 years 17 weeks ago
    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...