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

  • 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

  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Educational Field Days and demonstration trials were used to help Identify problems facing the production of established crops (alfalfa, cotton, seed crops and vegetables) and to determine appropriate solutions. This was accomplished in cooperation with the Area Ag Agent, Eric Norton. more

  • UNM Farm/Ranch Safety Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education staff member, Dr. Deborah Helitzer received a grant from University of Texas to conduct a research study regarding injury prevention on the Navajo reservation within Shiprock Agency. This five-year grant comprises of a survey questionnaire study of the safety practices on the Navajo reservation in the first year as a pre-test, conducted by a group of individuals, consisting mainly of the Farm Board and the... more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 17 weeks ago
    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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    8 years 42 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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    8 years 49 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...