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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! 

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.  Click on the "Covid-19 Resources" link on the left menu. 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.

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


No matter where you live in Kansas,
K-State Research and Extension is nearby – no matter the circumstances. We are a steady voice during trying times.
Together, we can do this and will emerge stronger than ever.

January is National Radon Month

Every January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges everyone across the United States to test their homes for radon gas.  Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the ground, and in some cases, well water supply.  EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler reports that "Millions of homes have been tested for radon and repaired, but millions more homes with high levels of this radioactive gas      remain."

Radon testing kits are available in each Southwind Extension District office.

More information can be found on our Family, Home, and Money page.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual Class: January 14 - February 18, Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:00pm.  Click on the picture to view the flier.

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Land Lease & Law Meeting     January 23, 2021 at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons.  Click the picture above to view more information.

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Understanding the A, B, C's and D's of Medicare             January 27, 2021 6pm to 8:30pm.  If you are new or will be new to Medicare, Joy Miller, our certified Senior Health Insurance Counselor of Kansas can help you navigate eligibility, enrollment, and more!  Register here: http://bit.ly/SouthwindMedicare 


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