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

  • 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

  • Walker River Indian Reservation 4-H

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    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The Walker River Indian Reservation is located in west-central Nevada and is one of the three largest Indian reservations in the State of Nevada, located in Mineral, Lyon and Churchill Counties. A recent needs assessment of reservation households identified unemployment in the rural area as the number one community risk factor followed closely by alcohol and drug abuse. The Tribe has been a part of the FRTEP since about 1992 and has had several different agents on the reservation, which have... 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

  • Pesticide applicator training to private and government applicators

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    One of the natural resource goals of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation (CSKT) is to control noxious weeds on Indian lands. The tribes own and manage approximately 825,000 acres of land. Nearly 60% (495,000 acres) of that area is infested with noxious weeds. more

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Hualapai Extension - Hualapai Nation
    The 4-H program has a long and proud history in Peach Springs. Members of the Buck-N-Doe club continue to raise prize-winning animals and vegetables. The office is also working with both tribal schools on the Reservation to foster skills in gardening and animal husbandry. Finally, the office assists with annual youth camping trips in the Grand Canyon. more

  • Outreach to Other Programs

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    The San Carlos extension agent has offered outreach to San Carlos Tribal Farms, the Spay Neuter Planning Committee, and the Livestock Homeland Security Committee. She provided soil and crop recommendations, farm budgeting analysis, as well as insect control technical assistance, to the Tribal hay farm and is coordinating research with the University of Arizona on ethanol production at the farm. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    7 years 21 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    8 years 28 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    9 years 14 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    9 years 14 weeks ago
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    9 years 19 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 39 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 39 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 46 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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    10 years 17 weeks ago
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    10 years 19 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...