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February is Heart Health Month

Welcome to Ford County


Welcome to Ford County Extension! Our programs present useful information rel ated to Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, 4-H & Youth Development,Family LifeHealthy Living & Much More.

Ford County Government Center


Ford County Extension Executive Board 

The Ford County Extension Executive Board was sworn in Monday, January 11, at their monthly meeting. The Executive Board members are selected from  Program Development Committees (PDC) elected last October.  The 2021 Ford County Extension Executive Board members are as follows: Chair, Travis Goets; Vice-Chair, Julie Pinkerton; Secretary, Beth Vogel; Treasurer, Cari Wasson; and members Sam Shipley, Cassadie Steele, Shana Tilley, Vickie Williamson and Kristen Winter.


K-State's Garden Hour

K-State's popular online program, featuring garden experts from across the state, kicks off its spring series on Wednesday, February 17. Hour long programs covering a variety of topics, gives viewers free access to all spring sessions. For more information, click here.

Dining with Diabetes Online

Nutrition and activity are keys to managing your Type 2 Diabetes, but where do you start? The Dining with Diabetes Online course can help. Designed specifically for prediabetics, people with Type 2 Diabetes and their caregivers. This course will help you learn the skills needed to promote good health. To register, click here.



4-H Beef Weigh-In

4-H Beef Weigh-in, previously scheduled for Thursday, February 11 has been postponed until Thursday, February 25 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Winter Livestock. If you are planning to show market beef at the Ford County Fair, you MUST weight and tag your livestock.  

Online 4-H Member Enrollment

4-H Member Enrollment will be done online again this year, but with a new URL. Members can begin enrolling and re-enrolling after October 10. To complete new enrollments and re-enrollments, visit http://v2.4honline.com. The former URL will not work for 2020-2021 enrollment.

For more information, click here.

4-H Ambassador and Exchange Group Enrollment

The new year has begun for Ford County 4-H Ambassadors and Exchange Group. These two dynamic groups work to promote 4-H to the public and within the Ford County 4-H program. The programs are designed to help youth gain more independence, a greater appreciation for other parts of the United States, the ability to make new friends and gain memorable experiences. For those interested in enrolling, click here.




Andrea's Column Materials

Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service  

Starting Plants from Seeds

Tips for Managing Hypothermia in New Born Calves

Keep Feeding Backyard Birds

Weather Patterns Increase Risk of Kansas Wildfires

Ethel's Helpful Materials

Dining with Diabetes Online

Expect the Unexpected

Carrots May Be Good For Heart

‘Parenting Through a Pandemic’

KSRE Podcasts

Agriculture Today

Sound Living

Dig Deep

The Extension Files


COVID-19 Resources from Extension

As our society faces the challenges of maintaining health-oriented practices, social isolation, school closures, financial pressures and more, resources on the COVID-19 Extension page can help as you navigate through this challenging situation.
K-State Research and Extension specialists are subject matter experts in numerous aspects of life that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide unbiased, fact-based help in these subjects free of charge for the benefit of everyone in Kansas and the rest of the world.

Current Newsletters

Agriculture Focus

Family & Consumer Science

4-H Youth Development

Horticulture Newsletter

KSU Animal Science Newsletter

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Newsletter


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What's New In 4-H

4-H Newsletter

4-H Foundation