The goal of UTTC Land Grant Extension is to deliver relevant, research-based food, land, and agriculture education that has a positive impact on the health and well-being of all citizens.

Objectives:

1) Identify and prioritize the needs of the people and Tribal communities we serve
2) Create and/or maintain culturally sensitive, research-based food, nutrition, agroecology, and life skills curricula
3) Effectively deliver programming to our target audiences
4) Evaluate the needs and concerns of the campus community, Tribal communities and individuals; and adapt or change program and program staff to address priority issues
 
 
Focus Areas:
Nutrition - Nutrition professionals, including registered dieticians, offer classes, workshops, presentations on a variety of topics related to food and nutrition with an ultimate goal of optimal health and wellness.
Nutrition Food Safety - Food safety experts provide hands-on cooking workshops, 1-day ServSafe© classes, and food handling certification to increase knowledge and awareness of food safety.  Please contact us for class and workshop schedules. 
Agroecology - Traditional gardening techniques are used and taught to enhance food sovereignty for all people.  Agroecology staff create and maintain several gardens on campus all serving a variety of purposes; a kids garden is a teaching tool for elementary students, a community garden provides space for individuals and families to grow their own produce, a kitchen garden produces bushels of produce used in the Culinary Arts/Foodservice (link to degree page) Associates Degree Program, research plots to enhance growing and procurement of local indigenous foods, as well as a cafeteria garden to promote garden to table programs.