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

  • Seminole 4-H Youth Development

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    Since 1995 the 4-H projects have increased in numbers and in subject areas giving the Seminole Youth many options for participation. In 1995 the youth were offered only Swine and Steer projects with 35 enrollees. Steer and Swine projects are still the most popular among the youth. However, with support from the tribe, FRTEP and the University of Florida Extension, 4-H offered 15 diverse project titles to Seminole youth in 2006 with 459 project enrollees. 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

  • Environmental Education

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Environmental education is a high priority for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Extension Educator provided hands-on educational experiences for the youth within the boundaries of the Nation. The youth gathered data from local water resources, learned about preventing non-point source pollution and studied stream ecology. Building and launching hydro-rockets capped off the water quality camp. more

  • Indian Health Service Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Dr. Chris Percy with the Health Promotions & Disease Prevention department stressed the need for health education and activities for the local communities and allocated some dollars to this effect. The goals of this project are to: more

  • Agriculture

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    A Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eductation (SARE) grant was used to develop a tool to create a V shaped furrow for harvesting rainwater. It might be useful to Hopi farmers during years of drought by increasing moisture availability. Improved recordkeeping will allow Hopi ranchers to better manage their herds and range units. The information that they collect can be used to make wise choices. 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

Latest Additions and Changes

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    6 years 15 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    7 years 21 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 7 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 8 weeks ago
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    8 years 12 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 33 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 33 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 40 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 11 weeks ago
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    9 years 12 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...