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 Tribal Cattle Program

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    The tribal cattle program, one of the largest US cattle producers, has demonstrated considerable proficiency. After a 15 year development program, the tribe has arrived with genetic lines optimized for South Florida environmental conditions. The program is becoming a "profit center." Many reasons attribute to the success but three stand out. The first, supported by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was the introduction of a Cattle ID program which garnered... more

  • Traditional and Horse 4-H

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Extension office runs a very unique 4-H program.  Our 4-H classes are developed and taught by Nola Cates, Fort Hall 4-H director.  Nola is absolutely amazing with the kids and can teach anything from cooking to leather working.  Our 4-H classes are held three times a week all year.  We reach over 200 kids every year through these programming efforts.  more

  • Youth Development

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    Coeur d' Alene Extension - Coeur d' Alene
    Youth development is a major focus of the FRTEP - Coeur d'Alene Reservation program. FRTEP is a partner in the school district's After School Success Center, and offers 4-H enrichment activities twice weekly to approximately 35 third - fifth graders. Additionally, FRTEP has partnered with the Tribal Wellness Center for the last two summers as a committee member for their Rockin' the Rez summer camp, which serves nearly 200 students for five weeks. more

  • Livestock and Range Management

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    This program provides outreach to 5 cattle associations, 2 tribal ranches, and 2 private ranchers on the San Carlos Apache Tribal Reservation in southeastern Arizona. Total cattle numbers are approximately 15,000 head of cattle, all of which are pastured on extensive rangelands. The program aims to educate cattle producers in improved cattle nutrition, breeding, livestock records, ranch financial management, horse production, and range management. 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

  • Education programs

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    Food safety education to Kicking Horse Job Corps (after receiving ServSafe certification): Students between the ages of 15-19 enroll in Kicking Horse Job Corps Center from around the U.S. on a weekly basis. To help with the concern for a standard food safety course in the culinary arts at the Job Corps, I began offering a quarterly class to provide training in food safety, causes of food borne illness, control of food through the flow of food, food safety, and helping them understand Hazard... more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    6 years 41 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    7 years 48 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 34 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 34 weeks ago
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    8 years 39 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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    9 years 7 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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    9 years 7 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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    9 years 14 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 37 weeks ago
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    9 years 39 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...