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.
Look at All the Painted Ladies
This year, throughout Kansas, we have seen an abundance and wonderful display of painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies. The painted lady butterfly is one of the most common and widely distributed butterflies worldwide. Adults are distinct [and very different looking than the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)] having wings that are mottled brown-yellow, white, brown, and black. Read more.
Time to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
Late September through October is an excellent time to plant spring-flowing bulbs such as crocus, tulips, and daffodils. These plants need to develop roots in the fall and must meet a chilling requirement over the winter in order to bloom in the spring. Read more.
National Fire Safety Week
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That's why this year's Fire Prevention Week theme: "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" is so important. Read more.
Kansas State Fair Market Wheat Show Results
The "Wheat State" was showcased very well at the 2017 Kansas State Fair Market Wheat Show. Local wheat growers placed in several classes. Read more.
To help your child or teen eat more healthfully, start with breakfast. Read more.
5-State Beef Conference
High cattle markets and lingering drought conditions have beef producers continually planning to maximize their assets - water, grass and cattle. Beef producers from five states can hear from experts on these topics on November 9 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Kansas. Read more.
2017 K-State Swine Day
The 2017 K-State Swine Day will be held on Thursday, November 16, at the K-State Alumni Center located on the K-State campus. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the trade show. Attached is a copy of the brochure. The brochure is also available on our website at www.KSUswine.org.
Ford County Extension Program Development Committee (PDC) Election Meeting
The Ford County Extension Program Development Committee (PDC) Election meeting will be on Thursday, November 16. The meeting starts with a free soup supper, followed by election, awards and concludes with an informative program. Read more.
19th Annual Christmas Fantasies
The 19th Annual Christmas Fantasies program will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at the Dodge City Senior Center. The theme this year is "Christmas at Grandma's." 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.