OLC Agriculture Extension Department

Leslie Rae Henry, Agriculture Extension Director


Theresa Lone Hill, Agriculture Extension Adm. Assistent

Mission Statement

"The Agriculture Extension Department supports the growth of Pine Ridge Reservation's human resources through academic, community, & research training for economic self-sufficiency with respect for cultural values."

Cooperative Extension Outreach Community Education

Community education is available through the department’s Extension programs in the format of workshops & seminars. The department's extension program is offering community workshops, seminars, or classroom instruction elementary through college courses. This program was designed to assist in the education of community members interested in improving community development. The department coordinates training with SDSU’s Extension programs and other Land-Grant University's. Examples of past training activities are as follows:

Annual Farm & Ranch Day
Organic Gardening Workshops
Bison Workshops
Solar Energy Workshops
Rangeland Management
Water Resource Management
Food Preservation Workshops
Technical Assistance


Agriculture Extension Department Phone #: 605-455-6085



A Leader in Education to Native People

Oglala Lakota College was one of the first tribally controlled colleges in the United States. The concept of a tribally controlled college is that it be sanctioned by an Indian tribe, governed by a Board of Trustees made up of tribal members; and meets the needs of reservation people in their pursuit of higher education. In 2011, OLC was recognized as a Beating the Odds institution by a report of the HCM Strategist, funded by the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation. This recognition was given for being a Tribal college that produces a high number of Bachelor and Master’s Degree graduates.

Educational Degree and Student Population

From its initial status as a community college, Oglala Lakota has grown to now offer Baccalaureate degrees and several Master degrees in Lakota Leadership and Education. Our current average enrollment is 1,800 plus students.

In the News

"Beating the Odds" to Improve Student Success

Assessment Newsletter / April-May

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2012-2013 College Academic Calendar

2013 Accreditation of Higher Learning Commission

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