Welcome to Ford County
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.
Dicamba Training Required for 2018
As we embark on the 2018 growing season, producers should be aware that dicamba herbicides Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax are classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). Read more.
Farm Tax Planning is Important in Good Years...and Bad
With the new year straight ahead, there's no better time for farmers and ranchers to take stock of where they are financially in order to put them in the best tax situation possible. Read more.
K-State Research and Extension Specialists Share Tips for Managing Livestock in Winter
Livestock producers are entering a time of year that, because of winter weather, can often challenging for maintaining the health of their herds, but a host of management steps and best practices can help to get the animals through the tough times. Read more.
Outdoor Pets Need Extra Care for Cold Winter Days
Dogs and cats that spend most of their time outdoors will need a little preparation before the brunt of winter arrives. Paying attention to a few basic needs, and watching out for three hazards can make cold weather most comfortable. Read more.
2018 Western KS District Sheep School
The 2018 Western KS District Sheep School will be held on Wednesday, January 17, at the Hodgeman County 4-H Building, 1005 Street, Jetmore, KS, starting at 2:00 p.m. Read more.
Freezer Ready Slow Cooker Meals
Since its introduction in the early 1970s, the slow cooker has been a staple in the kitchen of the American family. Slow cookers today come in multiple shapes and sizes to hold a variety of foods. They also require little work of the meal preparer, which makes them convenient for individuals and families. A person could easily prepare the slow cooker ingredients ahead of time, freeze them and then cook when needed. Gray County Extension and Edwards County Extension agents are offering "Freezer Ready Slow Cooker Meals" Workshops on January 20 in both Cimarron and Kinsley. Read more.
2018 Cover Your Acres Conference
Producers, consultants and experts will gather for the 15th Annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference on January 16-17, at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, Kansas. A research based educational conference that offers new ideas and updates in crop production practices relevant to the Central Plains. Read more.
Farm Financial Workshop
K-State Research and Extension recognizes the financial stress that farmers and ranchers are experiencing due to low commodity prices and high input costs. To be proactive in assisting farmers and ranchers through these difficult times, K-State Farm Financial Workshop is being held February 8 in Dodge City at the Kansas Farm Management Association Office. Read more.