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Welcome to the Frontier Extension District #11
K-State Research and Extension Website

The Frontier Extension District is a branch of K-State Research and Extension. Extension programs present educational information related to agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development.

We serve the people of Anderson, Franklin, and Osage Counties, and we have offices located in Garnett, Ottawa, and Lyndon.

Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, and play. We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education, and problem-solving programs for real concern. The information we provide is researched based and unbiased. 


Knowledge for lIfe

What's New in the District


We are so proud of our Frontier District 4-H Members who competed in the SE Area Favorite Foods and Judging contests in Emporia. Several of our kids placed or received honorable mentions. Congratulations to all who participated and made the trip!

Favorite Foods - Intermediate division
1st Place - Ethan Kreisler
Honorable Mention - Tyler Gillespie

Judging Contest Winners

Intermediate Crops Team - 2nd Place
Intermediate Crops - Timothy Pearce, Tyler Gillespie, Ethan Kneisler, Nikayle Boyd, Braelyn McNally, Braden Gillespie
Senior Crops - Hailey Gillespie

Intermediate Horticulture Team - 2nd Place
Intermediate Horticulture High Individuals - Timothy Pearce, Nikayle Boyd, Ethan Kneisler, Braelyn McNally

Consumer Intermediate Level - Tyler Gillespie, Nikayle Boyd, Timothy Pearce
Consumer Senior Division - Hailey Gillespie

Intermediate Photo Judging Team - 2nd Place
Intermediate Photo Judging Contest - Timothy Pearce, Nikayle Boyd, Braelyn McNally, Ethan Kneisler
Senior Photo Judging Contest - Hailey Gillespie



Check out the Calendar of Events to find out more information.


Franklin County Ripples of Change

Poultry Testing at Franklin County Fairgrounds - 6/23

Campference at Rock Springs 4-H Center - 6/26-29/18

Franklin County Beef Showmanship Clinic - 6/29

Frontier District Geology Field Trip - 6/30

The Great Outdoors Day Camp - 7/9

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - July 10 - August 31


Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

2018 FAIRS

Anderson County

  • Anderson County Fair (Garnett) - July 30 - Aug 4
  • Kincaid - September 27 - 29

Franklin County

  • Richmond Free Fair -         July 12 - 14
  • Franklin County (Ottawa) - July 19 - 22
  • Lane - August 2 - 4

Osage County 

  • Melvern Sunflower Days - June 21 - 23
  • Osage City - June 27 - 30
  • Overbrook - August 8-11

Kansas State Fair
September 7 - 16