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Southwind District

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!


Kids Can Cook!

SNAP-Ed Cooking Classes for youth who have completed 2nd thru 5th grades


Click your town for the flier:

Iola, Humboldt, Moran - May 15, 16, 17

Bronson, Fort Scott - May 21, 22, 23

Chanute, Erie, Thayer, St. Paul - June 12, 13, 14

Yates Center - Jun 19, 20, 21

Register online (all towns) here.

Southwind FCE Events

So, Now What?  Life After Retirement - May 16  - Knowledge at Noon session in Iola and evening session in Humboldt - click city for flier


Farm Pond Management - May 16

Fish Management, Aquatic Weed Control


Click here for flier.


Tractor Safety Training


Tuesday, May 21, Fort Scott Community College, 5 - 9pm

$20 payable at the door

Call the Southwind Fort Scott office: 620-223-3720 to register no later than May 17.

For any youth ages 14 to 15.


Spring Crops Field Day


Wednesday, June 5, SE Area Research & Extension Center in Parsons

Contact the SE Area office: 620-421-4826 for information or to register.

Click here for flier.