Tribal Extension

Community outreach in agriculture and youth development

What is FRTEP?

The Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program supports Native American farmers, ranchers and youth through community outreach and practical programming across Indian Country.

Helping farmers, ranchers & tribal communities
Providing scientific, economic, agricultural and traditional knowledge to solve local problems.
Developing future leaders
Delivering culturally adapted 4-H opportunities for Native children and youth to learn, grow and develop.



The Indian Country Extension Commission (ICEC) was formed in January 2022 to assess the current state of Indian Country Extension (ICE). The work of ICEC focused on two programs: The Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) and the Tribal Colleges Extension Grant Program. The report summarizes their findings.