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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

1 North Washington
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!  

We're making a difference in your life.

In Southwind District, we want to learn more about the challenges that the residents of Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, and Woodson Counties are facing, and help address those challenges.  We provide education that you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. 

All of us lead busy lives and have many questions.  Finding the right answers can be hard.  Misinformation is out there, and accessible at our fingertips.  Your resource for the answers is K-State Research and Extension.

Extension programs present useful information related to agriculture, home economics, youth development, family life, healthy living, livestock, and much more.  We take programs to schools, gardens, community centers, farmers markets, downtown events, and other places.  Our online resources offer you a way to quickly access and explore the broad variety of information and educational programs available.  Connect with us when you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm. 

With 131 years of research and 104 years of extension, K-State Research and Extension has been improving the quality of life and standard of living for Kansans for a century. This integrated system connects the university to every county through locally based educators who serve as sources of objective information.

Agronomy and Horticulture

Information and education for the agricultural community to grow the economic base of Kansas Agriculture.

  • Soil testing for crops and gardens
  • Farm economics education
  • Crop variety test plots
  • Fertilizer recommendations
  • Insect and plant disease diagnosis
  • Private pesticide applicator

Family and Consumer Sciences

Information and education throughout the lifetime to build strong relationships, families, and communities.

  • Nutrition education
  • Food preservation (canning, freezing, drying)
  • Cooking workshops
  • Medicare counseling
  • Health insurance education
  • Family budgeting
  • Emergency preparedness

 4-H and Youth Development

Empowering youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Community clubs
  • School enrichment
  • SPIN (SPecial INterest) clubs
  • Summer and day camps
  • County and state fairs

Livestock Production

Information and education for the livestock community to grow the economic base of Kansas livestock.

  • Forage and livestock water testing
  • Ration development and nutrition
  • Range management
  • Livestock selection
  • Land purchasing and rental rate information
  • Livestock management assistance

Our mission continues by providing you practical, research-based information through quality educational programs.





Here's what's happening in the Southwind Extension District - Just click on "Southwind Events" in the left column for all of the details.


Aging with Attitude Regional Expo

Friday, April 24 in Fort Scott


Landscaping for Hummingbirds

March 25 in Chanute

Gardening by Design "The Color-filled Garden"

February 29 in Paola


Check Your Credit E-mail Program 
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Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series

February 27 in Yates Center

USDA Agencies Producer's Meeting

February 29 in Fort Scott

Beef Quality Assurance Training

March 24 in Fort Scott