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.
Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
June is the time to fertilize warm-season lawn grasses such as bermudagrass, buffalograss and zoysiagrass. These species all thrive in warmer summer weather, so this is the time they respond best to fertilization. Read more.
Dothistroma Needle Blight in Pines...or Not?
Dothistroma Needle Blight is common in Austrian and Ponderosa Pine. It can occur in Mugo Pine too. Dothistroma spends winter in infected needles. During wet conditions in late spring/early summer the fungus infects new needles. Read more.
Recent Rains Trigger Mushroom Development
The frequent, heavy rains in certain areas of the state have resulted in the appearance of mushrooms in home lawns and landscape beds. Although mushrooms are often spectacular in size and color, most are relatively harmless to plant life. Read more.Every Homeowner Needs to Know the Difference Between Roundup & Roundup for Lawns
There is a huge difference in the active ingredients in Roundup compared to Roundup fr Lawns. That is why it is so important to know what you are applying. Read more.
Four Winter Canola Field Tours Scheduled for May
K-State Research and Extension will host several opportunities in May to learn more about winter canola varieties and crop production practices. Read more.
High Plains Horse Show
Saturday, June 17 - Flyer and Registration
2017 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo
The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for thee annual event on Thursday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ford County Fair Building in Dodge City. Read more.