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

  • 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

  • Agriculture

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    A Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eductation (SARE) grant was used to develop a tool to create a V shaped furrow for harvesting rainwater. It might be useful to Hopi farmers during years of drought by increasing moisture availability. Improved recordkeeping will allow Hopi ranchers to better manage their herds and range units. The information that they collect can be used to make wise choices. 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

  • 4-H & Youth Development

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    4-H is a program that provides experiential learning for youth. Kids learn a skill, do a project and apply to a real life situation. 4-H programs provide an outlet for youth to experience many diverse opportunities. Youth programs include; 4-H sheep project, archery, target shooting, digital photography, gardening, youth rodeos, horse judging, technology, consumer choice judging and other school enrichment programs. more

  • Irrigation Water Measurement

    Irrigation Water Measurement Workshop
    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Agriculture on the Colorado River Indian Reservation is predominately flood irrigated with water delivered from the Colorado River via an extensive irrigation ditch system that extends over most of the irrigable lands.  In recent years, it has become increasingly important to measure and account for individual and total irrigation water use.  Extension partnered with CRIT and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Parker Valley Resource Conservation District, Bureau of... more

  • UNM Farm/Ranch Safety Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education staff member, Dr. Deborah Helitzer received a grant from University of Texas to conduct a research study regarding injury prevention on the Navajo reservation within Shiprock Agency. This five-year grant comprises of a survey questionnaire study of the safety practices on the Navajo reservation in the first year as a pre-test, conducted by a group of individuals, consisting mainly of the Farm Board and the... more

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 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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    8 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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    8 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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    8 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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    8 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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    9 years 16 weeks ago
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    9 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...