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.
Sources of Aid for Those Affected by Wildfires
For local and area producers who have been affected by the recent fires, Ford County Extension agent Andrea Burns offers a list of organizations accepting and distributing donations and/or providing assistance. Read more.
Care for Trees Damaged by Wildfires
The recent fires that affected Ford County have devastating path of destruction in their wake. Wildfires can affect trees in residential landscapes in a variety of ways. Read more.
Moisture, Higher Temps Become Critical for SW Kansas Grasslands
A Kansas State University expert says the region's grasslands will need some moisture and higher temperatures to recover from wildfires that scorched an estimated 1 million acres in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas last week. This weekend's temperatures may hit the 70s and 80s, but the forecast remains dry for many parts of the four states. Read more.
As Kansas Recovers from Wildfires, Experts Urge Caution, Awareness
Officials say it's a record then never wanted to see: nearly 660,000 acres burned in Kansas wildfires last week. More than three-quarters of that number occurred in two counties, Clark and Comanche. What causes such fires? Read more.
Following Devastating Property Loss, Documentation is Key to Recovery
When home and property have been lost through a natural disaster, documenting the event and compiling an inventory of lost possessions should be a priority after people and animals have been accounted for. Read more.
Walk Kansas in Ford County
K-State Research and Extension's Walk Kansas Program will begin March 19, 2017. Introduced as a walking program over 15 years ago, the challenge has grown to also include other exercise, such as swimming, biking, playing team sports and pushing a lawnmower. Read more.
DCCC/4-H College and Career Day
The Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University has been supporting 4-H Youth Development on a statewide initiative to expose under-represented youth and families to a college experience. Ford County 4-H & Youth Development Agent Lexi Kiniston and Dodge City Community College's Ryan Ausmus, have worked together with the Center for Engagement and Community Development to host a College and Career Day. Read more.
Tractor Safety Operator's Course to be Held
Many teenagers are beginning to think about summer employment. in many cases, in Southwest Kansas, that may be working on a farm. A Tractor Safety Operator's Course is planned for May 6, 2017 at the Edwards County Fair Building in Kinsley. Read more.