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

  • Juniper treatments and range restoration

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    Areas from the reservation are treated each year for juniper removal, thus eliminating competition for grasses and underground water resources. This is a joint project with Extension, Tribal Range and Ag. and Forestry. Areas from the reservation are treated each year for juniper removal, thus eliminating competition for grasses and underground water resources. This is a joint project with Extension, Tribal Range and Ag. and Forestry. more

  • 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

  • Youth learn why character counts

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    Rosebud Extension - Rosebud
    The South Dakota Character Counts: We Are All Relatives curriculum, as adapted from the Josephson Institute Character Counts program, uses Lakota culture and beliefs to help students realize their potential and their ability to effect change in their own lives. 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

  • Agriculture

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    Hualapai Extension - Hualapai Nation
    The Peach Springs Extension Program has offered agriculture, natural resources, and 4-H youth development programs to the two Grand Canyon tribes since its establishment in 2002. After the Havasupai Tribe banished State university personnel from their Reservation in 2004, the office has worked exclusively with the Hualapai Tribe. more

  • General Economic Development

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    The Seminole tribal leaders continuously evaluate new economic development approaches to their traditional agricultural operations. In 2005, the MacArthur Foundation with the assistance of FRTEP Agent, Mike Bond, donated 21 water buffalo to the tribe. The objective of this somewhat unique endeavor was to help tribal members develop a market for a growing demand for this healthy meat source in the public domain. In addition to their traditional markets in citrus, the tribe is now offering... more

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    8 years 27 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 18 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...