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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



Ford County 4-H County Club Days

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Do you have a talent for speaking in public? Enjoy playing the piano? Love to dance? Then make plans to compete in the 2023 Ford County 4-H Club Day on Saturday, February 4 at the Dodge City Senior Center.

Each enrolled Ford County 4-H member is allowed to participate as an individual, a group/ensemble and club member. There are various events available with online registration available via Sign Up Genius. Registration ends January 27. Click this link for more information and to sign up.




Garden Hour


Defend the Flock

Avian influenza or bird flu refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses naturally spread among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. For more information visit the Kansas Department of Agriuculture and the US Department of Agriculture for more information. 

Andrea's Column Materials

Why Are Coyote Populations on the Rise?

Windbreaks in Decline

Buying Firewood


Ethel's Helpful Materials

Cut the Salt

Community Health Corner Newsletters


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

Community Health Corner Newsletters


 Ford County P

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