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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,Family LifeHealthy Living & Much More.

Ford County Government Center




Check Out the Ford County Fair Book

2022 Ford County Fair Book

4-H Fair Pre-Entries Due

Pre-Entry Reminder



Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national, multi-speciest youth livestock quality assurance program that covers food safety, animal well-beingand character development through age-appropriate educational curriculum. Any youth 7 years of age and older, who will be exhibiting a market or breeding animal in the Ford County Fair (market animals only), Kansas State Fair Grand Drive, or Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), is required to obtain certification. YQCA must be completed prior to May 1 for those submitting Beef Nominations. YQCA must be completed prior to June 15 fo those submitting Commercial Heifers, Market Swine, Commercial Gilt, Market Lambs, Commercial Ewes and All Meat Goat Nominations. 

Andrea Burns, Ford County Extension Ag Agent, is holding an in-person session for YQCA on Saturday, April 9 at 10 am at the Ford County Fair Building. To register for in-person training, go online to www.yqcaprogram.org. An adult will need to create a new account for each family, then add child or children who will be attending. Once registered, proceed to the Buy Coupon tabs and click on the $3 in-person instruction coupon option. You will be asked to fill in the quantity of coupons, the names of those attending and the Organization Name (Ford County 4-H Program). 

To complete the YQCA Course individually, you will still register the same way; however under Buy Coupon, you will instead select the $12 online coupon option. Under your Username, you should find your coupon and tab to begin instruction and testing. To begin, visit www.yqcaprogram.org



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Why Are Coyote Populations on the Rise?

Windbreaks in Decline

Buying Firewood


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Cut the Salt

Community Health Corner Newsletters


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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.

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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

Community Health Corner Newsletters


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What's New In 4-H

Horse ID Paper

4-H Online Enroll NOW

Enrollment Guides

Project Selection Guide

ZSuite Project Records

4-H Quick Links

4-H Council

4-H Exchange

4-H Newsletter

4-H Foundation