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.
Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slip, Weighed Down by Lagging Profitability
Farmland prices in Kansas continued a slow, steady decline last year and a Kansas State University economist believes the trend will continue this year, saying values are being pulled down by four years of negative profitability in the agriculture sector, particularly in grain prices. Read more.
Though moles spend most of their time underground, the damage they cause above ground is all too visible. Meandering paths of upheaved soil are evidence of the small mammals foraging for food. Even though moles do not feed on plant matter, they can still cause damage by disturbing roots and uprooting small plants. Read more.
Controlling Grassy Sandburs
Grassy sandbur is the "sticker" plant that looks like a grass. It will often invade thin lawns, especially in dry years. Therefore, the best control for this weed is a think, healthy lawn. Read more.
Brain Health Updates
K-State Research and Extension is partnering with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Alzheimer's Association to provide a Brain Health Update, for all interested community partners, on May 18 in Garden City. There is NO cost to attend; lunch and materials are being provided by our wonderful partners! Read more.