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

Ford County Government Center


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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.

As our society faces the challenges of maintaining health-oriented practices, social isolation, school closures, financial pressures and more, the following resources can help as you navigate through this challenging situation.

Local K-State Research and Extension agents are still on the job during this time of closures and confinement. They, too, are practicing social distancing. Email is the best way to reach them, but call forwarding and voicemail allow for closed local offices to be reached by phone as well (some responses could be delayed).

To search for more research-based guides on topics of interest, visit the K-State Research and Extension COVID-19 Resources.


Update 5/11/2020

Ford County Extension Office Open with Limited Access

Continuing to limit in person meetings, according to K-State recommendations, the Ford County Extension Office is open to the public with restrictions. Visitors to the Extension Office will only be allowed to enter on the East side of the Ford County Government Center Building. Once inside, visitors will be asked to check in with Ford County staff who will alert the Extension Office and allow entry into the building's interior floors. The door to the Ford County Extension Office will be locked but opened upon request for Extension or Fair buisiness. 

Staff will practice social distance and may wear gloves and masks as necessary. Walk-in traffic is discouraged, so please call ahead when possible. Barriers of 6 feet will be marked throughout the Ford County Government Center Building to remind visitors to social distance. A log of visitors will be kept for the purpose of contacting in the case of an outbreak. No personal information concerning the nature of visit will be kept, contact information only. 

To ensure social distancing and public health are maintained, only 1 to 2 people will be allowed in the Extension Office at a time. Counters, door handles and office equipment will regularly be cleaned and disinfected. We recommend that everyone continue to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and diligent hand hygiene. 

Ford County K-State Research and Extension is still on the job during this time. We are still available by phone 620-227-4542, as well as e-mail (Andrea Burns - aburns@ksu.edu) and (Ethel Schneweis - eschnewe@ksu.edu). Please continue to call ahead for us to best continue to serve you.



POSTPONED - TBD -4-H Livestock Weigh-In Dates

If you are planning on showing livestock this year at the County Fair, you MUST weigh and tag our livestock at the respective weigh-in dates. Beef weigh-in has been set for February 6 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Winter Livestock. In case of bad weather that day, it will be moved to February 13. You will be notified if it changes. Small livestock weigh-in will be April 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ford County Fairgrounds.