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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

We've moved!
1006 N. State St.
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645



Welcome to Southwind District! 

As a part of K-State Research and Extension, Southwind district programs present educational information and programming related to agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community vitality.

We serve the people of Allen, Bourbon, Neosho and Woodson Counties and have offices in each of those counties.

Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, and play.  We work at being resonsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education, and problem-solving for real concern.  The information we provide is research-based and unbiased.

We've made some changes!

We congratulate Carla Nemecek, who accepted the position of Eastern Region Local Unit Director in May.  We appreciate the years of dedicated service that she gave Southwind Extension District. 

Congratulations to Krista Harding, who will serve as the interim District Director.  She is looking forward to her new challenges, and we wish her the best.

We've hired a new agent, too.  Please help us welcome Chad Guthrie who will serve as our Crop Production and Forage Management Extension Agent.  Chad earned his Bachelor's degree in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  Crop Production agents develop and deliver educational programming related to production, management and marketing issues involved in crop production.  Programs will include but are not limited to tillage, planting, and variety selection; irrigation, weeds, disease, and pest control; soil testing and fertilization; harvesting, and post-harvest handling.

You can reach Chad at the Fort Scott office: 620-223-3720, or by email: cguthrie74@ksu.edu.





join our team

Southwind Extension District is looking for a Nutrition, Food, and Health Extension Agent to join our team!  Applications will be taken until August first.  Click the image above for a complete job description and link for an application.  For more information about this position contact Jennifer Wilson.

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