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

  • Master Food Preserver

    Master Food Preserver
    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    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 comes the increased need for education in food safety and food preservation.  Master Food Preservers (MFP) serves to extend Extension's education programs in food safety and food preservation to adults and youth.  The MFP serves as a volunteer educator and resource person in the community to... more

  • Agriculture

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    Diné College - Navajo Nation
    Build the local knowledge base, promote community leadership and volunteer work, connect producers with resources, improve problem-solving skills, and increase youth participation in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. more

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    EFNEP's target audience is low-income families with young children in the household. Programs deliver education and hands on activities in the areas of Dietary Quality, Food Purchasing, Physical Activity and Food Safety. Although EFNEP does have a youth component, most of the educational programs are delivered to the head of the household who is responsible for food purchasing and food preparation for the family. 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

  • 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

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    This youth program is comprised of community clubs within Shiprock Agency. There are eight clubs located in Shiprock, Hogback, Nenahnezad, Upper Fruitland, Sanostee, Aneth, Red Mesa and Haanaadlii. The partners include the Shiprock High School FFA youth program, Teen Life Center and the Navajo Nation Office of Dine Youth. The objectives for the 4-H Youth Development program are to: more

Latest Additions and Changes

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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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    4 years 4 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    4 years 9 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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    4 years 30 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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    4 years 30 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 37 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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  • Extension Program
    5 years 9 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...