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.
Farm Tax Planning is Important in Good Years...and Bad
With the new year straight ahead, there's no better time for farmers and ranchers to take stock of where they are financially in order to put them in the best tax situation possible. Read more.
Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Waste
Holiday food gatherings can be a joyous time for family and friends to get together, but oftentimes lots and lots of food leads to lots and lots of food waste. Read more.
Controlling Volunteer Trees
Though trees are a vital part of our landscape, there are situations where volunteer trees need to be controlled. This is often a case of wrong plant in the wrong place. Read more.
Cooperation is Key for Blended Families During the Holiday
The holidays are intended to be a joyous time when families get together to enjoy each other's company and celebrate the true meaning of the season - but that's not always the case. Sometimes the holidays bring the opportunity for conflict among blended families - a term also known as a step-family where children live with one biological parent and a new family. It's important that adults in blended families plan ahead to make the season less stressful. Read more.
Tucking Your Lawnmower in for the Winter
If you are done mowing for the year, be sure to service your mower before putting it away. Read more.
Farming for the Future
Planning for the future is critical for the short-term viability of the farm business but also for the long-term growth and sustainability of the farming legacy. This program will offer a host of outlook talks to assist in planning for the upcoming years. Read more.
Farm Financial Workshop
K-State Research and Extension recognizes the financial stress that farmers and ranchers are experiencing due to low commodity prices and high input costs. To be proactive in assisting farmers and ranchers through these difficult times, K-State Farm Financial Workshop is being held February 8 in Dodge City at the Kansas Farm Management Association Office. Read more.