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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)

Food Safety

According to FoodSafety.gov, this year, one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning.  

Keeping food safe is a challenge and education is important to learn how to handle food safely. Many people do not think about the safety of food until a foodborne illness occurs. A number of different publications and resources prepared by K-State Research and Extension, as well as other reputable organizations, are available in this section.

These publications are to guide you and keep you from being that one in six.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please give the Extension Office a call. 

Food Handling

Do you practice good food safety practices at home? You can find information to make your next meal at home much safer in the following publications.

Barbecue and Grilling

Having a barbecue is a fun way to gather family and friends. Don't spoil the fun and give your guests foodborne illness. Use these resources to provide the safest food possible.


Dairy Foods

Farmers Market

Holiday Meals

The holidays bring together family and friends. These special occasions typically involve food. To prevent giving the gift of foodborne illness, use these resources to prepare holidays meals safely.

Lamb Products


Pork Products


Temporary Food Stands

Fairs bring a lot of people together for fun, food, and more. While food service operations are temporary at county fairs, they still must operate in compliance with guidelines from the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Here are some useful resources.

Turkey, Chicken, and Eggs

Miscellaneous Topics


Jessica Kootz 

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
210 N. Kansas 
Suite #1
Ellsworth, KS 67439

food safety