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Frontier District


While farming is admirable as a way of life, it is also a business. Therefore, our research-based programs promote:

  • effective production practices;
  • competitive pricing;
  • business management skills;
  • environmentally sound production practices;
  • alternative agriculture businesses;
  • youth education about food and fiber sources;
  • successful living on a few acres.

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Willie and the Beanstalk

All University Open House Plant Growing Contest

Willie & the Beanstalk

The 12th annual Willie and the Beanstalk Competition will be held on April 6, 2019, as part of the K-State Open House. Willie and the Beanstalk is a contest open to high school, middle school, 4-H, and/or FFA teams interested in the scientific principles surrounding plant growth.  The challenge is to grow the largest soybean plant in a 40-day time span and document this effort. All participants will receive a Willie and the Beanstalk t-shirt. 

Complete contest rules are available HERE. Send an e-mail to beanstalk@ksu.edu with any questions. 

Meetings and Events

Lawn and Garden Meetings and Events
Livestock Meetings and Events


Past Crops Meeting & Events

Winter Forage Conference & KSFGC Annual Meeting - 12/11/18

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Program - 11/5-7/18

2018 Agronomy Ottawa Field Day - 8/15/18

Franklin County KLA Meeting - 3/15/18

2018 Agronomy Night - 2/21/18


Darren Hibdon
District Extension Agent
Crop Production