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

  • Outreach to Other Programs

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    The San Carlos extension agent has offered outreach to San Carlos Tribal Farms, the Spay Neuter Planning Committee, and the Livestock Homeland Security Committee. She provided soil and crop recommendations, farm budgeting analysis, as well as insect control technical assistance, to the Tribal hay farm and is coordinating research with the University of Arizona on ethanol production at the farm. 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

  • 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

  • Education programs

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    Food safety education to Kicking Horse Job Corps (after receiving ServSafe certification): Students between the ages of 15-19 enroll in Kicking Horse Job Corps Center from around the U.S. on a weekly basis. To help with the concern for a standard food safety course in the culinary arts at the Job Corps, I began offering a quarterly class to provide training in food safety, causes of food borne illness, control of food through the flow of food, food safety, and helping them understand Hazard... more

  • Cherokee Farming and Gardening

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    Cherokee FRTEP provides technical assistance to Cherokee farmers and gardeners. The annual garden contest grows in popularity each year. In 2006, 54 Cherokee gardens were in the competition. Over the past 3 years, the Chief's Cherokee Family Garden Project has distributed 1250 garden kits and 1000 apple trees to families to promote traditional family gardening. Two new interest groups have formed and meet monthly in Cherokee, the Smoky Mountain Beekeepers and the Cherokee Native Plant Study... more

  • 4-H Challenge

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Challenge is an experiential youth development program where groups enjoy adventure activities such as Portable Team Challenges, Low and High Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and Canoeing. The program gives an opportunity & asks groups to work together in a safe environment as they solve the challenges presented by the course. Participants grow and learn about themselves as they strive for accomplishments previously thought impossible. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    2 years 34 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    3 years 21 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    3 years 26 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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    3 years 46 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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    3 years 46 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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    4 years 1 week 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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    4 years 25 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...