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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 Distict


The Stocker Cattle Health Night meeting that was scheduled for February 20, 2018 in Osage City has been cancelled due to icy weather conditions.  The meeting will be rescheduled.

 4-H Program Assistant Job Position 

The Frontier Extension District is accepting applications for a full-time 4-H Program Assistant in the Garnett office.  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 February 28, 2018.  The position start date is April 1, 2018.

4-H Program Assistant Job Description

4-H Program Assistant Application Procedures

4-H Program Assistant Application Form


Joel Sprague Elected to State Extension Advisory Council

Joel Sprague Pic

Congratulations!   Joel Sprague, Kincaid, was elected to the State Extension Advisory Council (SEAC) in January, 2018.  The Council is a “consultative group to the Director of Extension regarding concerns relating to Extension.”  Membership includes representatives from each of the four Extension Areas in Kansas plus four at-large representatives.  Each February, the SEAC members hold their meeting in Topeka, where they can also make personal visits to Kansas legislators in an advocacy role for Research and Extension.

Joel lives on a small multigenerational family farm with his wife, Stacy, and three children.  In addition, he works in construction as a carpenter.  A former 4-H member, Joel continues to be involved with the 4-H program and has volunteered as a 4-H project leader.  Joel is a former Vocational Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor, and served on the Anderson County Extension Council.  Currently he is a board member (and immediate past president) of the Frontier Extension District Board. 


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


Franklin County Ripples of Change

Brainy Babies - Learn & Play Story Time

Stocker Cattle Health Night - 2/20/18 cancelled, will be rescheduled

4-H Cloverbuds Meeting

Be Ag-Wise Workshops - Full SteAm Ahead

Agronomy Night

Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training

Grazing Opportunities & Pasture Management

Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day

Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day

4-H Horse Achievement Level Riding Test Invitational

CKD Spring 4-H Rabbit Show

East Central Kansas Active Aging Expo

Wild Clover Camp

Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

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 -         July 12 - 14
  • 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