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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. 


What's New in the District 

2018 Winter Forage Conference & KSFGC Annual Meeting

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The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council (KSFGC) and KSU will hold its Winter Forage Conference and KSFGC Annual Meeting on 
Tuesday, December 11 at the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia, KS.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the conference kicks off at 9:30 a.m.  For more information about the conference including registration (which is encouraged for planning and meal counts), the agenda and information for businesses, vendors, and forage industry boosters can be found at the KSFGC website.

Go to our Crops page to see the FLYER for this event.

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


Franklin County Ripples of Change

2018 Winter Forage Conference - December 11

Calving School - Yates Center - December 11

Frontier District 4-H Officers Training - December 12

Frontier District Cloverbud Meeting - December 12

2019 Master Gardener Training Dates - 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16

Kansas 4-H Day with Wildcat Women's Basketball - January 13

4-H Public Speaking Academy - January 19

2019 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges Certification & Training - January 25-27

Kansas 4-H Horse Panorama - January 25-27

2019 Women Managing the Farm - February 7-8

Shawnee County Livestock Judging Clinic & Contest - February 9

4-H Ambassador Training - February 22-23

Frontier District 4-H Club Day - February 23

Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day - March 9

Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day - March 30



Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 FAIRS

Anderson County

  • Anderson County Fair (Garnett) - July 29 - Aug 3
  • Kincaid - TBA

Franklin County

  • Richmond Free Fair -         July 11 - 13
  • Franklin County (Ottawa) - July 16 - 20
  • Lane - TBA

Osage County 

  • Melvern Sunflower Days - TBA
  • Osage City - TBA
  • Overbrook - TBA

Kansas State Fair
September 6 - 15