Success Stories will highlight the Midway District Programs that are making a difference for our communities.
Navigating the Medicare Maze
Making the transition from traditional health insurance to Medicare can be daunting. Not to mention trying to understand all of the parts of Medicare and how each relates to the others. Midway Extension District offers Medicare Basics workshops throughout the year. After the most recent workshop, 70% of participants agree or strongly agree that they:
- Better understand when to enroll in Medicare
- Have a better understanding of the components of Medicare and Medicare Supplemental Insurance
- Know where to get help with Medicare Prescription drug plans.
Participant learned about the enrollment deadlines for the Medicare program and plan to select retirement dates with enough lead time to have Medicare insurance in place. Timely enrollment ensures there are no lapses in insurance coverage and avoids monetary penalties that come with late enrollments.
Milo Plot Tour
Midway District Extension held an area milo plot tour on Oct. 4, 2017 in conjunction with area producers Ernie Jezak of rural Holyrood, and Brian Bitter of rural Susank. 21 people attended the Holyrood tour, and 15 people attended the Susank tour. Attendees listened to presentations by Kansas State Research and Extension, area seed dealers, and Jezak and Bitter. Good food and fellowship occurred after the tours on a very rainy day. Thank you for attending!
Wheat Plot Planting
Midway District Extension planted a demonstration wheat plot in conjunction with Russell FFA members on Oct. 19, 2017. The plot is located near the Russell High School. Nineteen varieties were planted this year with the assistance of Marty Radke and Radke Implement. Thank you to the youth and adults who assisted this year!