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

  • Family and Consumer Sciences

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs strengthen the relationship between individuals, families, and communities.  Workshops are offered featuring the latest research-based food preservation methods and safe handling of traditional native foods, low sugar jams and jellies, low salt pickling, and game meat and fish.  Nutrition and Lifeskills Education for both adults and youth offer opportunities to help people improve their person more

  • 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

  • Education and Testing combats impacts of bovine disease.

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease that causes infertility and early term abortion in cattle. Non-pregnant cows represent three-fold loss: wasted winter feed, lost calf income and breeding stock replacement cost. Infected bulls and open females must be removed from the herd. MSU extension and Chief Dull Knife College teamed up to fund a two year intensive education program focused on disease education and eradication. more

  • Mini Society: Youth education

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    After school program - Mini Society: Eighteen students between 4th and 5th grade attended Mini Society. The curriculum was developed by Marilyn L. Kourilsky and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Inc. for youth empowerment and self sufficiency. Students learned business development, management, competition, supply/demand, checking account operation, scarcity, and advertising, as well as running town council meetings. Students created their own flag and currency. more

  • Pyramid Lake Project Office on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation

    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The community vitality, both economic and social, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is strongly dependent on agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection due to its reliance on Pyramid Lake and surrounding lands which are heavily impacted by the adjacent Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (the "Tribe"), EIRP, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension ("UNCE") Washoe County Office have insufficient funding on their own to establish a... more

  • Roundup Ready Alfalfa - Tolerance and Sedge Studies

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Specialists from the Univerity of Arizona are cooperating with the CRIT Agent on two studies involving Roundup Ready alfalfa. One study is evaluating herbicides for their efficacy in controlling yellow nut sedge and the other is a tolerance study evaluating the impact of various levels of herbicides on alfalfa production more

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    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    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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    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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    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 10 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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    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...