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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 

Community Board Leadership Series

Board Leadership

You're serving on a board. Now what?  K-State Research and Extension is sponsoring the Board Leadership Series.  This series provides an opportunity to give community-based boards - elected, appointed, or recognized by local units of government - affordable training necessary to be most effective and efficient with their responsibilities. The series will be each Tuesday evening in February from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. These sessions will be conducted through a "high tech/high touch" approach at KSRE offices across the state for interactive participation. Session topics include:

  • Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members/Effective Meetings
  • Fiscal Responsibilities, Fundraising, and Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Understanding Fellow Board Members/Conflict Resolution
  • Strategic Planning

You can visit our Community Development webpage to register for the sessions.  For session and registration information, contact Fran Richmond at 785-828-4438 or frichmon@ksu.edu.  Each registration buys a seat which can be rotated by participants.  The deadline to register is January 10, 2019.

Eastern Kansas Grazing School

Eastern KS Grazing School

Rotation grazing is recognized as a way to utilize pastures and forages more efficiently.  Join us for a hands-on Management Intensive Grazing school for producers.  A collaboration of experts from K-State Research & Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the University of Missouri are joining together to offer a two-day event.  The Grazing School is designed for adult learners and is limited to a maximum of 35 farms.  

Registration is $60 for the first person from the farm or ranch, additional persons from the same farm is $30 each.  Registration includes snacks, lunch bother days and proceedings.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information, check out the Livestock page or contact Rod Schaub at 785-828-4438 or rschaub@ksu.edu

Eastern Kansas Grazing School Info on Livestock Page

Upcoming Events Banner 

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


Franklin County Ripples of Change

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

4-H Public Speaking Academy - 1/19

2019 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges Certification & Training - 1/25-27

Kansas 4-H Horse Panorama - 1/25-27

Project Meetings with a Purpose: 4-H Project Leader Training - 1/27

KSU Beef Quality Assurance - 2/4

Community Board Leadership Series - 2/5

Farm Truck Regulations - 2/6

2019 Women Managing the Farm - 2/7-8

Shawnee County Livestock Judging Clinic & Contest - 2/9

Community Board Leadership Series - 2/12

Community Board Leadership Series - 2/19

4-H Ambassador Training - 2/22-23

Frontier District 4-H Club Day - 2/23

Community Board Leadership Series - 2/26

KSU Land and Leasing - 3/4

Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day - 3/9

Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day - 3/30

Eastern Kansas Grazing School - 4/24-25



Photo Gallery of Past Events

Frontier District 
2019 Holiday Schedule

The Garnett, Lyndon
and Ottawa Offices 
will be closed on 

Monday, January 21

Monday, February 18

Monday, May 27

Thursday, July 4

Monday, September 2

Monday, November 11

Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29

Tuesday, December 24

Wednesday, December 25

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 - June 20-22
  • Osage City - TBA
  • Overbrook - TBA

Kansas State Fair
September 6 - 15