Advancing Horticultural Programming

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Bay Mills Community College
FALCON - 1994 - Tribal Colleges

The Michigan Federally-recognized Tribes Extension Project (FRTEP) seeks to support the health, well-being, financial
independence and cultural preservation of four Michigan Indian tribes through the creation of a full-time Tribal Extension Educator position that will assist the tribes in advancing their horticultural programming. Michigan State University (MSU)
Extension administers this FRTEP in collaboration with Bay Mills Community College (BMCC). The tribes partnering on the project are the Bay Mills Indian Community, the Hannahville Indian Community, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The Tribal Extension Educator, Dr. Larry Dyer, began service to the project on April 15, 2008. Since then he has met with groups in each of the four tribal communities to identify the interests, assets and needs in each community. Initial efforts in those communities have been directed toward improving sustainability of local food systems, fostering consumption of healthy local foods, demonstrating techniques for season extension, and increasing horticultural skills and capacities.

Extension Office
Bay Mills Community College FALCON - 1994 - Tribal Colleges
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. more