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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

Join Our Team


The Frontier Extension District is accepting applications for a full-time 4-H Program Assistant in the Garnett office. Significant experience in a youth development organization is required.  Applicants must also have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, have access to a personal vehicle and maintain a valid, Kansas Driver’s License.  Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work may be required.  For information on how to apply and a position description, please follow the links below or call 785-828-4438.  Applications must be received by June 4. 2018.  The position start date is July 1, 2018.

Kansas Raise Your Hand



Thanks for voting! Kansas won Third Place in the Raise Your Hand Campaign!  4-H members, families and alumni voted to help kids across the state - learn leadership, responsibility, compassion, curiosity, and friendship.  Kansas 4-H will receive $5K towards their local programs and the 4‑H kids in their communities.  


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


Franklin County Ripples of Change

2018 Kansas Discovery Days 5/29 - 6/1/18

Tractor Safety Training 5/28/18

Wild Clover Camp 6/6 & 6/7/18

Champions Livestock Judging Camp - 6/6-8, 6/11-13 or 6/15-17

2018 Geology State Field Trip - 6/8-10/18

Fantastic 4-H Camp 6/16-19/18

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


Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

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 - 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