Montana State University plans to add an extension agent on the reservation. Extension administrators worked with tribal officials to apply for funds for an agent, through the federal farm bill. Montana was one of only three states to receive funds for a new tribal extension agent this year and this agent will be the first funded in eight years. Officials said the new agent would oversee agriculture and youth programs for the reservation. The agent will work out of Poplar, and most likely share office space with the Fort Peck Community College Extension agent, officials said. Administrators said they will begin their search for a candidate this fall, and may complete it in three or four months. In the early 1900s, MSU added tribal agents at the Fort Belknap, Blackfeet, Flathead and Northern Cheyenne reservations.
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