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

  • Environmental Education Initiatives

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    Pine Ridge Extension - Pine Ridge
    The Pine Ridge office has engaged in a number of environmental education initiatives.  South Dakota Rangeland Days is an annual event involving SDSU, Oglala Lakota College, NRCS and several other local partners; at the two regional events recently held  the Extension office helped plan and organize learning activities for ages 8-adult, in such topics as plant morphology and identification and range suitability for cattle or grouse habitat.   more

  • 4-H & Youth Development

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    4-H is a program that provides experiential learning for youth. Kids learn a skill, do a project and apply to a real life situation. 4-H programs provide an outlet for youth to experience many diverse opportunities. Youth programs include; 4-H sheep project, archery, target shooting, digital photography, gardening, youth rodeos, horse judging, technology, consumer choice judging and other school enrichment programs. more

  • Livestock and Range Management

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    This program provides outreach to 5 cattle associations, 2 tribal ranches, and 2 private ranchers on the San Carlos Apache Tribal Reservation in southeastern Arizona. Total cattle numbers are approximately 15,000 head of cattle, all of which are pastured on extensive rangelands. The program aims to educate cattle producers in improved cattle nutrition, breeding, livestock records, ranch financial management, horse production, and range management. more

  • 4-H Youth Programs

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    With the limited amount of resources to provide the ideal 4-H program on the Navajo Nation, the plan is to strengthen and maintain the 35 existing 4-H groups. more

  • Entrepreneurship

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    Coeur d' Alene Extension - Coeur d' Alene
    Small business development is a priority for the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. In 2006, with funding from an internal University of Idaho Community Development grant, the Extension Educator collaborated with Tribal Social Services and Planning staff and the University's Social Science Research Unit to develop a survey to determine technical assistance needs for would-be entrepreneurs. 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

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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...