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Southwind District

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 responsive 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.

March is Living Well Month!

For the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, March is Living Well Month! Living Well Month includes raising kids, eating right, and spending smart, but also so much more than that!

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For more information on these latest events, simply click on the event title.

OWL Hour-A once a month hour long gathering for retired individuals. 4 location options starting April 8 @ 10:00 A.M. Call Hollie Yoho at 620-625-8620.

Walk Kansas-Gather your team of six or go solo this year! March 31-May 25, 2024. Register by April 5, 2024. Call 620-365-2242 for Questions!

Cooking for One or Two-Join us to learn easy and practical ways to prepare meals for one or two people at home! Wednesday, March 13 @ Chanute Public Library 5:30 P.M. To sign up please call 620-365-2242!

Kansas Made Workshop-Explore Art, Entomology, Food, Science, Photography, and much more! 4 different location options (Yates Center, Fort Scott, Erie, & Iola) 1:00-5:00 P.M. Open to Youth! Register HERE!

Aging with Attitude Regional Expo-Friday April 26, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. $15 registration. To register call 620-244-3826.

Herbs-From Plant to Plate-Learn how to grow herbs and how to utilize them with different foods in this workshop! March 25 (Uniontown) 6-7 P.M.; March 26 (Humboldt) 12-1 P.M. Questions: Call 620-244-3826.

Youth Babysitting Clinic-Youth ages 12-18 are invited to sign up to get this training to increase their knowledge of babysitting basics and secure better opportunities for their service. All clinics are from 9 AM-3 PM (lunch included). 5 dates and locations available!Call 620-625-8620 or celutz@ksu.edu for questions!

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy-An evidence-based program designed for older adults. 8-week program that meets twice weekly for 1 hour. Tuesday's & Thursday's February 6-March 28, 9-10 A.M. $20/person. Southwind Extension Office, Iola, KS. Register @ 620-365-2242 or caseydiver@ksu.edu.

Living Well Wednesday-A virtual learning series that will be offered the first Wednesday of the month from 12:10-1:00 P.M. January, February, March. Register HERE!

Walk With Ease-A walking program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that includes health education, stretching, strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. Monday, Wednesday, Friday February 26-April 5 10:00-11:00 AM. Neosho Valley Event Center Erie, KS. Call 620-244-3826 to enroll!

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy-An evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults that last 8 weeks.  Tuesday & Thursday February 20-April 12 9:00-10:00 AM, Buck Run Community Center Ft. Scott, KS. $20 per person. To register call 620-244-3826 or email tsolomon@ksu.edu

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