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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 LifeHealthy Living & Much More.


Research Fortifies the Holiday Meal

For many families, it's a pretty special time when the holiday ham is sliced, veggies are cooked and the rolls are golden brown. Kansas State University agricultureal economist Andrew Barkley notes that consumers may not realize there's probably a healthy helping of science on the holiday plate, as well. Read more.

Conservation Funding for Farmers and Ranchers Available

Kansas Forest Service Helps with Forest Health Management through EQIP

Farmers and ranchers interested in funding to help with the cost of implementing conservation practices in 2019 that provide environmental benefits have until December 21, 2018 to apply. Read more.

Picky Poinsettias? Not Really, an Expert Says

The Festive Plants DO like It Cool

Nothing says winter holidays like a colorful poinsettia. A Kansas State University specialist says it's not hard to keep them looking healthy and bright through the season. "Modern poinsettia varieties stay attractive for a long time if given proper care," said Ward Upham, Master Gardener coordinator with K-State Research and Extension. Read more.


December Knowledge at Noon

December's Knowledge at Noon program, sponsored by the Ford County Extension Family and Consumer Science Program Development Committee and the Dodge City Public Library, is scheduled for Thursday, December 13 at the Dodge City Public Library. This program will feature Holiday Decorating Tips presented by Humble Flowers, of Dodge City. The program, free of charge and open to the public, is slated to begin at 12:10 p.m. and last until 12:50 p.m. Lunches are welcome, tea and coffee will be provided.