Agriculture Extension Department
Ms. Leslie Rae Henry
Agriculture Extension Director
Departmental leadership primarily in the 1994-Land Grant issues related to agriculture & natural resources. Grant management related to national USDA goals and projects.
Department or workgroup
Agriculture & Natural Resource Cooperative Extension Outreach Education Department
Electronic mail address
(605) 455-6084 or 6085
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Pine Ridge Agriculture Economy -- PRAE
Oglala Sioux Tribe and the USDA Rural Development are in the process of implementing the Pine Ridge Agriculture Economy concept paper plan of action under the direction of OST Agriculture Director Mr. Bud May. OLC Agriculture Extension Department is part of the Steering Committee for this project.
PRAE Concept Paper
Pine Ridge Food Sovereignty CoalitionThe Pine Ridge food sovereignty coalition is a loose net group of programs and individuals interested in the development of local food production. It is a network of producers, educators, local/tribal/state/federal government agencies, etc. who are working toward food self-sufficiency.
PRFSC -- Notes and Reports
Pine Ridge Reservation Agriculture Technology Committee
The Pine Ridge Agriculture Technology Committee is a group of Tribal, State, Federal, & local ranchers and farmers who are interested in the food and fiber industries on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Their main objective it to provide a coordinated effort to provide technical assistance and educational activities to local ranchers, farmers and landowners on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This is an informal group who work together on a volunteer bases. The group includes the following organization (and is open to anyone who wants to assist):
- Oglala Sioux Tribal Land Office
- Oglala Sioux Natural Resource Regulatory Office
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Office
- USDA Farm Service Agency
- USDA Natural Resource Agency
- OLC Agriculture & Natural Resource Cooperative Extension Outreach Education
- SDSU Pine Ridge Extension Office
Oglala Lakota Tribal Agriculture Review Planning Committee
The Oglala Lakota Tribal Agriculture Review Planning Committiee is a group of local tribal, state, & federal agencies working on a 10 year plan for agricultural land use issue on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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Ms. Henry was born in Gordon, Nebraska and her family has been in the Pine Ridge area for over 100 years. Her great grandfather on her fathers mothers side was the first sheriff for Grodon, Nebraska. He also help to lay the first brick building at Holy Rosary Mission. She was raise in White Clay, Nebraska and attended Extension District 129 country school South of White Clay. She is a Rushville High School granduate. Her college education began at Chadron State College, then she transferred to Iowa State University of Technology where she received her Baccalaureate of Science degree in Animal Science. She has taken graduate course from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Adult Vocational Education with and Extension emphasis, Colorado State University in Natural Resources, and has her Master of Science degree from South Dakota State University in Biology.
Gardening, horseback riding, fishing, cooking, canning, beef production, yak production & practical research.
"Home on the range"