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Welcome to Ford County

Ford County Government Center

 

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.

FORD COUNTY FAIR 2018

HEAT CONTINGENCY PLAN IS IN EFFECT DURING THE FORD COUNTY FAIR

See page 15 of the Ford County Fairbook

The Ford County Extension Office Moves During Fair Week

The staff of the Ford County Extension Office will not be available at their normal location, 100 Gunsmoke, the week of the Fair. Read more.

Time for the Ford County Fair

It's Fair Time! The Ford County Fair starts July 19 and runs through July 23. There are lots of different activities for everyone! Read 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.

LATEST NEWS

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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo Registration is Open

The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo is a fun educational wheat day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Wednesday, August 2, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Community Center, 101 W. Avenue C, South Hutchinson. 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.