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Ford County

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

KLA RELIEF EFFORTS

Nebraska Ag Organization Accepting Donations for Relief Efforts

Ranchers and farmers in Nebraska hit by a blizzard and extensive flooding that has reached historic levels in some areas, resulting in the loss of homes, livestock and feed resources. To assist producers impacted by these natural disasters, the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) and Nebraska Farm Bureau (NFB) each have launched a disaster relief fund. Read more.

LATEST NEWS

2019 Kansas Dicamba Training Information

Information concerning frequently asked questions about Dicamba training for 2019. Read more.

Fire Officials Advise Safety During High-Risk Season

A Kansas Forest Service official is urging caution for homeowners as the state nears a point in the year that is typically high-risk for wildfires. Drier period increases chances of wildfires. Read more.

K-State Researchers Prepare for First Year of Industrial Hemp Test Crops

Sites around the state take first steps toward finding out what grows well in Kansas. Read more.

K-State Researchers Confirm Case of 2,4-D Resistance in Palmer Amaranth

A Kansas State University researcher is reporting the first-ever study confirming that Palmer amaranth has developed resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D, findings that may signal an important step in developing future controls for the pesky weed. Read more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ServSafe Training

A ServSafe Manager's Class is being held in Dodge City on March 27. This is an all-day class that teaches food safety. Please contact Ethel Schneweis, Ford County Family and Consumer Science Agent for information or to register.

4-H Flea Market

The 4-H Exchange Annual Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, March 30 at the Ford County Fair Building between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Concession stand will be available.

2019 FCE Spring Awards Program

The FCE Council invites all Extension and FCE Club Members to their annual  Spring Awards Program, Tuesday, April 2 at the Dodge City Senior Center. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with registration and refreshments. Read more.

County Fair Judges Training

Ford County will be hosting an area-wide County Fair Judges Training on Saturday, April 13. This training will have several project areas available. Read more.

Knowledge at Noon - April 11, 2019

"Dodge City Public Library E-Resources"

Dodge City Public Librarian, Michael Blitz, will provide information about the electronic resources available through the Dodge City Public Library, such as books, magazines, newspapers and more. Read more.

District FCE Meeting

May Day

The District FCE Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1 in Dodge City at the Ford County Fair Building. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. Read more.

Tractor Safety Training

Tractor Safety Training is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at the Dodge City Community College. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Read more.