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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.


Women Managing the Farm Conference

A yearly conference that provides knowledge and support to women in agriculture has announced that its 2021 event will be held online. Women Managing the Farm will be held virtually Feb. 10-12. Organizers say the format – like many other events brought about by the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic – will continue to offer a supportive setting for women to develop the skills, resources and knowledge needed for success in the competitive agricultural industry. Read more.

Finances and the Farm: An Online Class

Fiances and the Farm is an online class to designed to enhance your farm management skills. A first-of-its-kind, the course is designed exclusively for farmers and ranchers of all types o enhance their farm management skills when it comes to agricultural finances. This self-paced course provides 3½ hours of content over 21 short videos with hands-on actvities for participants to practice applying what they learned using either a Cattle/Crops or CSA/Farmers Market case farm. THis class can be aken for educaion-only ($100) or for Farm Service Agency Borower's training financial credit ($300). For more information, read more

Farmers Market: Direct to Consumer Conference

Registration for the KSRE/KDA Farmers Market: Direct to Consumer Sales Conference is now available. This year, the conference will be entirely virtual. There will be lunch and learn sessions, as wel,l as the main workshop between February 16 thru 19. For more information or to register, read more.


Citizen in Action 2021

Citizenship in Action will be a virtual event in 2021. Plans are being made for programming on February 14 and 15. The current plan is a community conversation, including deliberating and finding common ground on Sunday afternoon (tentatively 1p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) The Sunday afternoon session could potentially (depending on Covid-19 Restrictions) be a local “watch party” where you have your own conversation as a community of 4-H members. Read more.

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.

 The club with the most members enrolled or re-enrolled by November 15 will receive a pizza party!

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

Tips on Caring for Christmas Tree

Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service  

Poinsettias Care

Mulching Strawberries for Winter

Care of Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti     


Ethel's Helpful Materials

‘Parenting Through a Pandemic’

Talking Turkey: Tips for Preparing Holiday Foods

Family Bonding for the Holidays? Board Games Hit the Mark


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.

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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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