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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"


Chelsea Richmond will begin serving as the Frontier Extension District Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Extension Agent, effective January 29, 2017. Housed in the Frontier District, Garnett Office. Richmond will provide leadership in the Anderson, Franklin and Osage County communities by developing and delivering educational programming to support successful families and the systems that serve them in communities. Programming may include nutrition through the life cycle, nutrition of low-income audiences, food security, consumer food handler food safety, physical activity promotion, and chronic disease prevention.

Richmond most recently worked as the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in the Flint Hills Extension District, where she gave leadership to Walk Kansas, Walk Kansas Kids, and Family Nutrition Program (FNP), district nutrition and health programs.

She grew up in Osage County where she was actively involved in the 4-H and Youth Development Program before earning a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's in Family Studies and Human Services, both from Kansas State University. 

Local extension faculty are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension Board. The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agriculture Experiment Station and cooperative Extension Service. 


2017 Active Aging Expo

Anderson County Spring Fling

Community Board Leadership Series

Farm Profit Conference

Franklin County Ripples of Change

Frontier District 4-H Club Day

Grazing Risk Management Workshop

Hazardous Occupation Training (H.O.T)



Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District's
Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Office
will be closed on 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017 FAIRS

Anderson County

  • Anderson County Fair (Garnett) - July 24 - 29
  • Kincaid - September 28 - 30

Franklin County

  • Richmond Free Fair - July 13 - 15
  • Franklin County (Ottawa) - July 20 - 23
  • Lane - TBA

Osage County 

  • Melvern Sunflower Days - TBA
  • Osage City - June 28 - July 1
  • Overbrook - August 9 - 12

Kansas State Fair
September 8 - 17