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

  • Improved Pasture Seeding Reclaims Russian Knapweed Infested Land.

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    Russian knapweed (Centuarea repens) infests thousands of acres of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. This highly competitive noxious weed is difficult and expensive to eradicate. Herbicide alone does not bring abandoned crop lands back into production effectively. The Northern Cheyenne FRTEP extension agent implemented prescribed rehabilitation strategies suggested by noxious weed researchers Tom Whitson, PhD and Roger Sheley PhD. 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

  • 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

  • Revitalizing 4-H in Small Rural Schools

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Helping small rural schools within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation re-establish and revitalize their 4-H programs has been the goal of the Extension Educator this past year. The focus has been placed on one school in three different counties. These three counties have an 18% Native American population. The percentage of students who are Creeks is even higher. State 4-H Ambassadors provided workshops on 4-H projects, entertained with games, and shared their 4-H story with the youth. more

  • Natural Resources

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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

  • 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

Latest Additions and Changes

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    6 years 23 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    7 years 30 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 16 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 17 weeks ago
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    8 years 21 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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    8 years 41 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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    8 years 41 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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    8 years 49 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 20 weeks ago
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    9 years 21 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...