The Russell County Extension Office will be relocated to the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds as of Friday, July 21st through the end of the Fair. The phone number - 785-483-3157 - will remain the same and all calls will be answered from the Fair Office. You can also email Sheila at email@example.com anytime.
The Ellsworth County Extension Office will be relocated to the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 25th. The phone number - 785-472-4442 - will remain the same and all call will be answered at the fairgrounds. You can also email Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
FOSSIL STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:7/10 update - The Fossil Street entrance to our building is still closed, however the alley from Luray St. is now open again. You may access from Front St. to Luray and the alley is to the south. Please be cautious of any emergency vehicles also using the alley since we share the building with EMS.
Thank you for your patience!!!
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All of us lead busy lives and have many questions. Finding the right answers can be hard. Misinformation is out there and accessible at our fingertips. But, you already have a resource for those answers - K-State Research and Extension.
So, what is Extension? We are Kansas State University in your local community. For more than 150 years, K-State Research and Extension has fulfilled the mission upon which land-grant universities were founded: Educating people.
Our mission continues by providing you practical, research-based information through quality educational programs.
Agronomy and Horticulture
Information and education for the agricultural community to grow the economic base of Kansas agriculture.
- Soil testing for crops and gardens
- Crop variety test plots
- Fertilizer recommendations
- Insect and plant identification
- Plant and tree disease diagnosis
- Private pesticide applicator certification
- Cover crops
Empowering communities to shape their own futures through research, education, and community engagement.
- Kansas PRIDE program
- Board leadership workshops
- Volunteer development
Family and Consumer Sciences
Information and education throughout the lifetime to build strong relationships, families, and communities.
- Nutrition education
- Food preservation (canning, freezing, drying)
- Cooking workshops
- Medicare counseling
- Health insurance education
- Family budgeting
- Emergency preparedness
4-H and Youth Development
Empowering youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
- Community clubs
- School enrichment
- SPIN (SPecial INterest) clubs
- Summer and day camps
- County and state fair
Information and education for the livestock community to grow the economic base of Kansas livestock.
- Forage and livestock water testing
- Body condition scoring and summaries
- Pasture assessments
- Electronic ID (eID) tag support
- Land lease and rental rate
- Feedstuff ration development