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.
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.
Updated ARC Payment Estimates and Consequences Caused by Changing from NASS to RMA Yields
The KSU estimated Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) payments have been updated for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans, using Risk Management Agency's (RMA) county yield data to fill in counties that are missing National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) county yield data. Because the Farm Service Agency (FSA) utilizes NASS data first, it is likely that estimates based on RMA data have larger errors. 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 Ranching Summit Scheduled for Manhattan
The KSU Beef Team is please to invite you to the 2018 K-State Ranching Summit on August 15, 2018 at the Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS. The theme of the program is "Beef 2030 - Pursing Technology, Transparency and Profitability." Read more.