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Choctaw Extension

FRTEP - 1862

The MSU Extension Service's partnership
with the Choctaw tribe since the inception of the FRTEP has been a
story of success. As a result of this program, an average of 24
Extension activities have been conducted in Tribal communities each
year. An average of nine monthly news articles discussing educational
topics has been implemented. A weekly television broadcast discussing
different and/or seasonal agriculture topics has aired more than 60
broadcast. Also an educational program was created for tribal members
that use a hands-on approach to promote better management practices for
vegetable producers. The program is named H.E.A.R.T. (Horticulture
Education And Resource Teaching), which uses the homeowner's own home
garden to teach the importance of soil fertility, herbicide use and
crop rotation. To date, more than 10 sites have been implemented and
there is a waiting list each year of program participants.


Contact Information

Jim McAdory

Extension Educator
(601) 656-2070
(601) 650-1992

P.O. Box 6010,
MS Band of Choctaw Indians,
Department of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Choctaw, MS 39350

Extension Programs

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Agriculture Choctaw Extension

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... Read more

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Forestry Choctaw Extension

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-... Read more

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4-H Youth Development Choctaw Extension

The tribe operates its own 4H program with the assistance of the MSU Extension Service Agent. The Choctaw Tribe recognizes that children are the future. The Tribe wants to open the minds of children... Read more