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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!  

Due to public health concerns, the Southwind Extension District offices, and all other Extension offices, are closed to the public until further notice.  HOWEVER, our Agents and resources are available to you during regular office hours.  Please call us, and your question will be answered.  We are also available online, and on Facebook at Southwind Extension District.

K-State Research and Extension has a list of resources with relevant information relating to COVID-19 here.  Information on food safety that is related to COVID-19 can be found here.

The world can be a scary place sometimes, and not knowing fact from fiction can make it scarier!  The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is at the forefront of peoples' minds across the globe, and information, right AND wrong, is being thrown at us from every direction.

We will continue to help sort through that information and present it to you in a helpful manner.  We will bring information from reliable sources - Extension Universities, government agencies, and more - and print it here.  And if you have questions that we can't answer, we will find someone that can.

"The best thing Kansans can do is be informed", Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary, said.  "COVID-19 is a new virus  and, as a result, many people have questions about it and how to keep their families safe.  The COVID-19 resource center will provide a centralized location for Kansans to go to learn the most up-to-date information.

Information on what to do if you think you may have the virus, and how to prevent the spread of the virus can be found on our Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity page.

A "FAQ" list that is published by the KDHE, and updated regularly, is available here.

Information from additional sources: 

Check this page regularly for more information.


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.

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





Does your club, organization, or business need to have a virtual meeting?  We can help!  Here is information to get you started.

Southwind District needs 4 youth to serve as Summer Interns, working 20 hours per week to assist with programming and preparation for our county fairs.  A job description is available here; and the application is here.

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

While all face to face meetings and other events scheduled through May 16, 202 have been cancelled, there are many events that are live online, and recorded for later viewing.  Our Events page has them listed.


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Walk Kansas begins March 15.  Registration is now open.