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

  • Agriculture In the Classroom

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    Fourth graders from the Warm Springs Elementary School come once a month to learn about an ag. related topic. A live agricultural project provides a foundation for youth to learn about ag. production, as well as develop life skills such as reading and math. The project for 2006 was raising two feeder pigs to finish. The project for 2007 will be a vegetable garden. more

  • Health and Nutrition

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Health and Nutrition programming is combined with both of the above outlined Agriculture and 4-H Program areas. Any opportunity available is used to promote healthier lifestyles and increased physical activity. The CSREES Strategic Goal 4 reflects the current situation on CRIT in such a perfect way that it is quoted here: "While food and nutrition assistance programs have helped reduce nutritional deficiencies, improving access to healthy and nutritious food for low income Americans remains a... more

  • 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

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    The tribe operates its own 4H program with the assistance of the MSU Extension Service Agent. The Choctaw Tribe recognizes that children are the future. The Tribe wants to open the minds of children so that they will be productive citizens on or off the reservation. The tribal 4H program conducts an annual fishing rodeo, has an entomology club, fashion club and a host of other activities you will find in most 4H programs across the south. One of the strategies for the tribal program is that of... more

  • Seminole Tribal Cattle Program

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    The tribal cattle program, one of the largest US cattle producers, has demonstrated considerable proficiency. After a 15 year development program, the tribe has arrived with genetic lines optimized for South Florida environmental conditions. The program is becoming a "profit center." Many reasons attribute to the success but three stand out. The first, supported by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was the introduction of a Cattle ID program which garnered... more

  • 4-H Project Materials and School Enrichment Activities

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    In the past 4 years, the extension program aide planned and implemented three school enrichment projects: OUTPUTS: 1. Horse of Course reached 126 K-8 students in the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School. This course, during fall term, was a basic equine class covering all aspects of horse management and understanding. The class covered breeds, colors, anatomy, feeds and safety. The horse program improved student attendance and behaviour throughout the six week program. more

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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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    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...