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.
Wildland Fire Risk is Above Normal in Central, Southern Plains
The central and southern Plains, including much of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have a higher than usual potential of wildland fire through April, according to Kansas State University scientists and a government organization that assesses such as risks. Read more.
Dicamba Training Required for 2018
As we embark on the 2018 growing season, producers should be aware that dicamba herbicides Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax are classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). Read more.
Farm Bill information Meeting
The Farm Bill is up for debate in Washington, D.C. It is important that growers educate themselves on pruposed changes to programs and possible economic conditions that could affect their operations in the coming years. Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Ford County K-State Research and Extension have teamed up to put together an informaitonal meeting on February 28 to give those inovlved in the agricutlrual industry an insight on some of the proposed changes. Read more.
Dicamba herbicides Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax have bee reclassified as Restricted Use Pesticides. In order to purchase and apply these herbicides, a producer must be certified as a private or 1A commercial pesticide applicator. In addition anyone planning to apply these herbicids is required to attend dicamba or auxin specific applicator training. Ford County and Exdward County Extension Councils, in cooperation with Pride Ag Resources will host a Dicamba Trainings on Monday, March 5 in both Dodge City and Kinsley. Read more.