MSU Extension Fort Belknap Reservation
About the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) and the Assiniboine (Nakoda) Tribes. Fort Belknap Indian Reservation encompasses 675,147 acres including the communities of Fort Belknap Agency, Hays, Lodge Pole, and Dodson. The main industry is agriculture, consisting of small cattle ranches and dry land farms.
What is Extension
Montana State University Extension is dedicated to providing educational resources and research-based knowledge to improve people's quality of life. Extension works to strengthen economic, environmental, and social well-being of families, communities, and agricultural enterprises through educational outreach.
Fort Belknap Reservation Extension offers services in these areas:
Family and Consumer Sciences
The Field of family consumer sciences (FCS) is the comprehensive body of empowerment, skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about aspects of their life.
- Human Development
- Life Stages
- Child Development
- 4-H coming soon (summer activities, after school programs, 4-H club information)
- Food and Nutrition
- Food Preservation
- Food safety and preparation
- Nutrition and disease prevention
The MSU Extension agriculture and natural resource programs apply research and resources to help Montana agricultural producers and land owners increase profits, reduce loss, protect Montana's food supply and production, and sustain future resources.
- Natural Resources
- Community Development
- Community Gardens in Hays and Lodge Pole
- Mid Winter Fair
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