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

  • 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

  • Navajo Extension Partnership Program

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    In efforts to maximize the use of available resources for the Tri-state Extension Programs, a partnership has been established to clearly focus on priorities and enhance program delivery. The Navajo Extension Partnership (NEP) will provide strategies for extension programs with favorable results and accomplishments. more

  • Agriculture

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    FRTEP continues to improve agriculture and natural resource management skills in order to enhance productivity, sustainability, and quality of rural life. Programming has included: more

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Hualapai Extension - Hualapai Nation
    The 4-H program has a long and proud history in Peach Springs. Members of the Buck-N-Doe club continue to raise prize-winning animals and vegetables. The office is also working with both tribal schools on the Reservation to foster skills in gardening and animal husbandry. Finally, the office assists with annual youth camping trips in the Grand Canyon. more

  • Seminole 4-H Youth Development

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    Since 1995 the 4-H projects have increased in numbers and in subject areas giving the Seminole Youth many options for participation. In 1995 the youth were offered only Swine and Steer projects with 35 enrollees. Steer and Swine projects are still the most popular among the youth. However, with support from the tribe, FRTEP and the University of Florida Extension, 4-H offered 15 diverse project titles to Seminole youth in 2006 with 459 project enrollees. more

  • Irrigation Water Measurement

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Agriculture on the Colorado River Indian Reservation is predominately flood irrigated with water delivered from the Colorado River via an extensive irrigation ditch system that extends over most of the irrigable lands.  In recent years, it has become increasingly important to measure and account for individual and total irrigation water use.  Extension partnered with CRIT and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Parker Valley Resource Conservation District, Bureau of... more

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    5 years 22 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    5 years 27 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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    5 years 47 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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    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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    6 years 2 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...