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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?

 Cow Herd Health Night

January 29, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rod Schaub, Livestock Production Extension Agent, along with the Frontier District will be hosting a meeting on "Cow Health".  The evening will feature speakers Dr. A.J. Tarpoff DVM., KSU Extension Beef Cattle Veterinarian; Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek, DVM, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; and Jaymelynn Farney, KSU Extension Beef Systems Specialist.

Topics for the evening include:  “Anaplasmosis Prevention, Treatment and Diagnosis”, ”Fly Control and How to Beat Resistance,” and “Ways to use Nutrition to Reduce the Incidence of Calf Scours.” 

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this education evening with us at Celebration Hall, 220 West 17th Street, Ottawa.  Thanks to the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a free brisket sandwich meal will be provided to those in attendance and that have RSVP'd. Please contact the Extension Office at 785-828-4438 to reserve your meal.  


Community Board Leadership Series

Building Effective Community Board Leadership Skills
K-State Research and Extension is conducting a series of Community Board Leadership workshops designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards across the state.  Conducting effective meetings is a must to getting business accomplished.  It is vital that board members understand their roles and responsibilities as a board member, basics of parliamentary procedure, and strategies to make meetings more productive and effective.

Pre-registration for the event is required by Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  A $40.00 registration buys a seat for all four sessions.  Individuals may choose to attend on their own or boards may buy a seat and send a different board member to each session.  Boards sending multiple members may negotiate a group rate.  Registration includes a light meal, four educational sessions, and Board Basics materials.  Registrations may be sent to Fran Richmond, PO Box 400, Lyndon, Kansas  66451.  Please include: name, phone number, e-mail address, and board represented.  For more information, contact Fran Richmond at 785-828-4438.

February 6, 2018 - Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities as a board member, basics of parliamentary procedure, and strategies to make meetings more productive and effective.

February 13, 2018 - Fundraising, Fund Management, Legalities and Ethics

  • This session will explore a board's options for raising and managing money, understanding such things as articles of incorporation, bylaws, and policies.

February 20, 2018 - Understanding Fellow Board Members and Conflict Management

  • Participants will explore how personalities and generational differences affect the decision-making process, and learn how to manage conflict in a way that is productive, not destructive, to the board.

February 27, 2018 - Strategic Planning

  • This session will focus on establishing a common mission and vision for the board and how to plan priorities for the future.

All sessions for the Frontier District will be conducted from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Garnett office at 411 S. Oak, Garnett, KS  66032.

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



Franklin County Ripples of Change

Northeast Kansas 4-H Judge Training

Kansas 4-H Day with Wildcat Women's Basketball

Southeast Leadership Forum

Frontier District Cloverbud Meeting

Kansas 4-H Dog Judges' Certification

Horse Panorama

Cow Herd Health Night

Swine Profitablilty Conference

Community Board Leadership Series

Regional Farmers' Market Workshops

Women Managing the Farm Conference

Stocker Cattle Health Night

Be Ag-Wise Workshops - Full SteAm Ahead

Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training

Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day

Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day

4-H Horse Achievement Level Riding Test Invitational

East Central Kansas Active Aging Expo

Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

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 - TBA

Franklin County

  • Richmond Free Fair - TBA
  • Franklin County (Ottawa) - July 19 - 22
  • Lane - TBA

Osage County 

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

Kansas State Fair
September 7 - 16