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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 LifeHealthy Living & Much More.


Gov. Colyer Proclaims National 4-H Week in Kansas, "Inspiring Kids 'to do'"

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing October 7-13 as National 4-H Week in Kansas, clearing the way for a week-long celebration of America's largest youth development organization. 4-H reaches nearly 75,000 young people across Kansas. Colyer's proclamation notes that National 4-H Week "highlights the remarkable 4-H youth in Kansas who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them." Read more.

Control Volunteer Wheat Before Planting

In 2017, wheat streak mosaic caused approximately $76.8 million in direct losses to producers. The 5.7% yield loss equates to a 19.2 million-bushel loss. We've had some damaging hail and shatter loss, which combined with abnormally wet post-harvest weather has again resulted in some volunteer wheat around the area. Read more.


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Biochar: Know It, Make It, Use It

A Biochar workshop is scheduled for Thursday, October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS. This workshop is designed for individuals interested in using biochar as a value-added component in composting, gardening, farming, windbreak management or improving your soils and rangeland. Read more.

Herbicide Meeting

K-State Research and Extension - Clark County is presenting a herbicide meeting to help aid producers in decisions about what herbicide to use and which is most cost efficient. The meetings is scheduled for October 25 with a meal starting at 6:00 p.m. and followed by an information meeting at the Minneola Civic Connection in Minneola, KS. Read more.