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 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

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    This youth program is comprised of community clubs within Shiprock Agency. There are eight clubs located in Shiprock, Hogback, Nenahnezad, Upper Fruitland, Sanostee, Aneth, Red Mesa and Haanaadlii. The partners include the Shiprock High School FFA youth program, Teen Life Center and the Navajo Nation Office of Dine Youth. The objectives for the 4-H Youth Development program are to: more

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Navajo ranchers and farmers need dependable information and education to enhance their efficiency and productivity. The focus and goal of the Navajo Nation Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) is to challenge and improve certain existing production and marketing practices so that the people can realize needed benefits. Many producers engage in management strategies that are based neither on traditional methodologies nor contemporary best practices. The result is loss of income... 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

  • Master Food Preserver

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    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 comes the increased need for education in food safety and food preservation.  Master Food Preservers (MFP) serves to extend Extension's education programs in food safety and food preservation to adults and youth.  The MFP serves as a volunteer educator and resource person in the community to... more

  • 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

Latest Additions and Changes

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    7 years 13 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    8 years 20 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    9 years 6 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 7 weeks ago
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    9 years 11 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 31 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 31 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 39 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...
  • Extension Office
    10 years 10 weeks ago
  • Extension Program
    10 years 11 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...