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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)

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

The complex global society of the future will require leaders with effective teamwork and communication skills. We need to prepare leaders of all ages, so they may contribute to a vibrant Kansas economy for years to come.

What We Are Doing

  • Establishing a national model for bringing ethnically diverse families to 4-H.
  • Adding value to the economy, 4-H members are twice as likely to attend college and pursue careers in science, engineering, and computer technology.
  • Meeting the needs of military youth and their families at Kansas military installations and families of deployed members of the National Guard and Army Reserve.
  • Training Kansans of all ages to be better citizens and leaders. 


  • Introduced 4-H to 710 youth through multicultural and SPecial INterest (SPIN) 4-H clubs in 12 Kansas counties.
  • Trained adults in the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership and Board Leadership programs.
  • Guided nearly 65,000 urban and rural youth in Kansas 4-H programs. In 2013, 62 percent of extension units showed an increase in their club membership numbers.
  • Initiated the 48 Hours of 4-H service project with 3,158 participants completing 130 projects in 58 counties for a total value of $41,070 in volunteer hours and 9,214 nonperishable food items collected.