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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

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 

2020 Franklin County Spring Fling


or Click each page to see .pdf 

2020 FR Co Spring Fling Flyer Pg1

2020 FR Co Spring Fling Flyer Pg2


2020 East Central Kansas Active Aging Expo

East Central Kansas Active Aging Expo

The 2020 Active Aging Expo will be Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the First Christian Church in Garnett, KS.  This is a one-day expo to promote positive attitudes about aging and encourage individuals to be active physically, mentally, and financially.  The registration fee is $15.00 per person and includes lunch and resource fair.  Early-bird registration is due by April 24, 2020. 

For more information, please contact Rebecca McFarland, rmcfara@ksu.edu, 785-229-3520 or Kathy Goul, kgoul@ksu.edu, 913-294-4306 or go to the Aging Expo webpage.

Frontier District Adult Development & Aging 

East Central Aging Expo Brochure and Registration Form


Frontier District Newsletter

Check out our most recent newsletter!  It's been a busy summer with 4-H fairs, wildflower tours, back-to-school resource fairs and more! 

Our focus is on providing educational programs that focus on solving grand challenges around water, health, global food systems, community vitality, and developing tomorrow's leaders.

Upcoming Events Banner 

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


Franklin County Ripples of Change

4-H Ambassador Training - 2/21-22

2020 Shawnee County Invitational 4-H Dog Show - 2/22

4-H Photo Workshop- 2/23

FR CO 4-H Beef Weigh-in & Tagging - 2/23

Dicamba Application Requirement Training - 2/26

Women in Ag-From Partner to Decision Maker - 2/28

District 4-H Club Day - 2/29

2020 K-State Cattlemen's Day - 3/6

Kansas 4-H Day with Wildcat Women's Basketball- 3/8

Beef Cattle Health Night - 3/12

2020 Franklin County Spring Fling - 3/14-22

OS CO 4-H Beef Weigh-in & Tagging - 3/26

Leavenworth County Beef Show - 3/29

AN CO 4-H Beef Weigh-in & Tagging - 3/29

Woodson County Spring Shows - 4/25

AN CO 4-H Small Animal Weigh-in & Tagging - 5/6

East Central Kansas Active Aging Expo - 5/7

FR CO 4-H Small Animal Weigh-in & Tagging - 5/7

OS CO 4-H Small Animal Weigh-in & Tagging - 5/9


Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
2020 Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

Monday, May 25

Friday, July 3

Monday, September 7

Monday, October 12

Wednesday, November 11

Thursday, November 26

Friday, November 27

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

2019 FAIRS

Anderson County

  • Anderson County Fair (Garnett) - July 29 - Aug 3
  • Kincaid - September 26-28

Franklin County

  • Richmond Free Fair -         July 11 - 13
  • Franklin County (Ottawa) - July 16 - 20
  • Lane - August 1-3

Osage County 

  • Melvern Sunflower Days - June 20-22
  • Osage City - July 10-13
  • Overbrook - August 7-10

Kansas State Fair
September 6 - 15