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Agriculture is very important to the economy of the counties in the Frontier Extension District. The agronomic value of crops and livestock in the district is nearly 250 million dollars. This comes from 615,000 acres of cropland and 530,000 acres of pasture and hay ground. Approximately half the value of production is from crops and half from livestock.

Beef cattle are the predominant livestock species within the district. From the counties in the Frontier Extension District, there are nearly 120,000 head of beef cattle. Of those, 40,000 head are cows and the remainder are calves, stocker cattle, and fed cattle. Dairy, swine, goats, and poultry production also add to the economic impact of agriculture to the district.

*Information from Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service and the 2012 Census


KSU Land & Leasing Meeting - Monday, March 4, 2019

Meeting will be at Celebration Hall at Franklin County Fairgrounds at 7:00 pm

KS County Map

Mykel Taylor, KSU Agricultural Economist, will be discussing current land values/trends, rental rates, lease agreements and landlord/tenant relationships and communication.

Land & Leasing Flyer

Land & Leasing News Release

Prescribed Burn Workshop - March 6, 2019
Located at Celebration Hall at FR Co Fairgrounds from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Registration required by 2/27/19

Prairie Burn

Topics covered will include: reasons to burn, weather conditions for burning, equipment needed, planning and conducting a burn, fire behavior, hazards and precautions, liability, local regulations, CRP Rules.

For more information or to register, contact Keri Harris at 785-241-7201 or frco.conservation@gmail.com. Registration is required by Wednesday, February 27. Lunch will be provided. $10 per person payable at the door for printed materials. Check or cash accepted.

2019 Burn School Flyer

2019 Burn School News Release

Eastern Kansas Grazing School - April 24 and 25, 2019
Meeting will be at Celebration Hall at Franklin County Fairgrounds
Registration required by 4/10/19

Eastern Kansas Grazing School

A hands-on Management Intensive Grazing (MiG) school for producers. 

The science of grassland management and forage production is a complex and challenging subject. Matching the nutrition needs of various classes of livestock to the seasonal distribution of yield and quality of forages is a daunting task. Because grazing livestock is selective, unmanaged grazing often results in stands dominated by grass species highly tolerant to grazing or by grasses with poor palatability.  At the school, we will discuss these concepts more in depth.

Eastern Kansas Grazing School Flyer

Register for Eastern Kansas Grazing School

KOFO Radio Segments

Early Weaning
Hair Shedding Scores: A tool to select heat tolerant cattle
Drought?  Be Thinking Ahead
Using Estrus Synchronization Protocols with Natural Service Sires
Reducing animals' stress during cold periods is a key goal


Rod Schaub
District Extension Agent
Livestock Production