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Welcome to Ford County Extension! Our programs present useful information related to Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, 4-H & Youth Development, EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program), Family Life, Healthy Living & Much More.
WHEAT HARVEST 2018
Post-Harvest Weed Control in Wheat Stubble
Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble is very important to conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from going to seed and adding to the weed seedbank. Thin wheat and recent rains will likely require early and more intensive weed management efforts this year than in some years. Read more.
Study Looks at Cow's Adaptability to Drought, Heat Stress
Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow's ability to adapt to drought or heat stress. Read more.
Beef Tips: Blue Green Algae
Blue green algae blooms are an issue that usually gets discussed this time of year. Calm, sunny, dry and hot days of summer create ideal conditions for blue green algae to thrive in our livestock ponds. Despite its name, these blooms are not algae, but a cyanobacteria. Some of these cyanobacteria produce and release dangerous toxins that are of major concern for our livestock. Read more.
K-State's Agricultural Research Center in Hays Plans Fall Field Day
Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center in Hays will host its annual Fall Field Day on August 22, featuring a half day that is chock-full of field tours and timely management tips. Read more.
Horticulture Evening in Hays
An information evening filled with horticulture topics and displays is planned for Tuesday, September 11 at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center in Hays. The outdoor event will feature production and water conservation techniques around the lawn and garden. The event is free and the public is welcome. Read more.
K-State Beef Stocker Field Day
Quality stocker production strategies, cattle pain management, livestock theft and a panel discussion on how silage fits in growing diets are among topics planned for the 2018 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on September 20. Read more.