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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health and Nutrition

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Health and Nutrition programming is combined with both of the above outlined Agriculture and 4-H Program areas. Any opportunity available is used to promote healthier lifestyles and increased physical activity. The CSREES Strategic Goal 4 reflects the current situation on CRIT in such a perfect way that it is quoted here: "While food and nutrition assistance programs have helped reduce nutritional deficiencies, improving access to healthy and nutritious food for low income Americans remains a... more

  • Agriculture

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    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 ones own food is an activity that will surely be a part of Choctaw culture for many years to come. With the help of the FRTEP, the tribe will not suffer in gaining those technological advances that Mississippi State University research produces each year. 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

  • Natural Resources and Agriculture

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    Extension strives to serve the ranching and agriculture communities, from cow-calf operations, horse programs, forage and cattle nutrition, to crops and horticulture. Programs have included; low stress livestock handling, carbon credits, livestock rotation systems, rangeland health, forage harvest and storage, tree and garden consultation. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 41 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 42 weeks ago
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    8 years 46 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 14 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 14 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 22 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 45 weeks ago
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    9 years 46 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...