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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Community Development

One goal of K-State Research and Extension is to provide technical assistance and evidence-based programs to citizens who want to make sure their communities survive and prosper.

K-State Research and Extension can play a key role in helping people create a vision across traditional geographical, sociological, and political boundaries. We can help your community become a better place to live and work.

Kansas PRIDE Program

The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc. Kansas PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work. Through the PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future.

Natural Disasters

Disasters happen, but knowing more about hazards and threats can help reduce the likelihood or the severity. K-State Research and Extension and the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) provide information specific to communities, home and agriculture. 

(EDEN) stands for The Extension Disaster Education Network and provides valuable information on how to prepare for, navigate during and after natural disasters - specifically on a community/home, agricultural level and identifying emerging hazards and threats. Please call your local extension district for more information. Midway Extension District #15 serves Russell and Ellsworth counties. Russell phone 785-483-3157 or Ellsworth 785-472-4442.



Did you know Kansas State University offers community development programs that are designed for individuals who want to facilitate sustainable and prosperous community change?

K-State offers two online academic programs in community development:

The programs are offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). The programs are taught by top faculty at five different institutions in the Great Plains IDEA.