Assistant Agent, Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program
Susan Sekaquaptewa serves as the Assistant Agent for the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program within the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Service. She serves the Hopi community by providing and organizing practical education, research-based knowledge and programs in agriculture, 4H/youth development and Family Health and Consumer Science. She manages the Extension garden, hoop houses and teaches gardening and food preservation skills.
Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and Master of Science degree from George Washington University. She was born, raised, and still lives on the Hopi reservation in Northern Arizona. Susan is a certified organic gardener, seed-saver and food preserver, and founder of the Hopi Food Co-op. Her personal goal is to raise and produce as much of her own food as possible. Along with her husband and son, they ranch cattle, raise hens, tend to their large vegetable garden and dry farm fields. You can follow her journey of food and growing on Instragram at “Sueksek.”