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

  • Walker River Indian Reservation 4-H

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    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The Walker River Indian Reservation is located in west-central Nevada and is one of the three largest Indian reservations in the State of Nevada, located in Mineral, Lyon and Churchill Counties. A recent needs assessment of reservation households identified unemployment in the rural area as the number one community risk factor followed closely by alcohol and drug abuse. The Tribe has been a part of the FRTEP since about 1992 and has had several different agents on the reservation, which have... 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

  • 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

  • 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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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    The 4-H Youth Development program focuses on increasing youth perceptions of self worth, providing skills and knowledge for decision making that promote healthy lifestyles and the development of productive and ethical behavioral patterns. 4-H Youth Development programs existed in La Paz County and on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation prior to the establishment of the EIRP program and they continue to thrive today. The EIRP agent works with the County 4-H agent, Brent Strickland to... more

  • Agriculture

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    Choctaw tribal members have traditionally been an agriculture rich society. Even to this day, the Choctaw tribe takes in more than 400 applications for the tribal garden program each year. Producing ones own food is an activity that will surely be a part of Choctaw culture for many years to come. With the help of the FRTEP, the tribe will not suffer in gaining those technological advances that Mississippi State University research produces each year. 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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    3 years 31 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    3 years 36 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 4 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 4 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 11 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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    4 years 35 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...