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.
Farmers Market Food Safety
Shopping at a farmers market is a great way to get locally-grown, fresh fruit, vegetables and other foods for you and your family. But there are basic guidelines that you should follow to ensure that the farm-fresh food is safe. Read more.
Ford County Market Wheat Show Winners Announced
The 2017 Market Wheat Show winners were announced on Monday, July 24 at the the conclusion of the Ford County Fair. Read more.
Late Season Fly Control
Horn flies are blood feeding flies that impact production on cattle operations. Populations of these flies tend to peak in June. The hot dry days of summer tend to decrease the overall population. However, in late August to September as the temperatures begin to decrease and humidity increases, the horn fly population tends to peak again. Read more.
Ford County Extension 2017 Wheat Plot Data
Data for the Ford County 2017 Wheat Plot is now available. Read more.
Kansas Livestock Association-Kansas State University Field Day at Black Diamond Ranch, Spearville
Kansas Livestock Association and Kansas State University will host their fist field day on Thursday, August 17 at the Black Diamond Angus Ranch (Warner Angus Ranch), in rural Ford County northwest of Spearville. Read more.
Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be August 19-20 in Manhattan, KS. This event includes the state 4-H livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, livestock skillathon and livestock quiz bowl. The members who will represent Kansas at the national 4-H contests for each of these events will be selected during the livestock sweepstakes weekend. The deadline to enter is August 1. All entries must be made by the local county extension office. Read more.
Southwest Research-Extension Center Field Day
Weed and insect control and cover crops come into focus at the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center when it hosts its annual field day on Thursday, August 24 at 4500 E. Mary Street in Garden City. Read more.
2017 Beef Stocker Field Day
The beef cattle outlook, implementing cover crops, setting calves up for success this fall and different early stocking strategies are among the topics planned for the upcoming 2017 Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, September 21. Read more.