Agriculture and Natural Resources Education

Publication Year: 
2008
Publication Type: 
Program Highlight
Citation: 
Fond du Lac and Leech Lake Extensions
FRTEP - 1862

This program seeks to identify and map existing needs and available resources related to species of significance to A.I
culture and the quality of the environment related to supporting sustainable use of native species on Leech Lake Reservation and the Fond du Lac Reservation. With this information, adapt existing curriculum and develop new curriculum that will incorporate science based knowledge, best management practices, native species and AI culture perspective.

The overall goal is to increase the quality of life on the Leech Lake Reservation through agriculture and natural resources education and life skills development for youth and adults.

Objectives include: development and implementation of education programs for youth, related to life skills development, leadership, and natural resources; development and implementation of educational programs for adults related to managing small acreages profitably, natural resource stewardship, land tenure issues, providing horticulture and food safety education for youth and adults to improve the nutrition and health of Reservation residents; and being the center of education outreach efforts on the Reservation.

Extension Office
Fond du Lac Extension FRTEP - 1862
Federal funds from FRTEP will place one Extension Educator specialized in natural resources and the environment – water quality – on the Leech Lake Reservation.  This position will work cooperatively with the Leech Lake Natural Resources Department.  The University of Minnesota Extension... more
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College FALCON - 1994 - Tribal Colleges
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a unique institution, created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1987 and chartered as a tribal college by the Fond du Lac Reservation that same year. more