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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!  

Iola, Erie, and Yates Center offices are open.  Fort Scott is not open yet.  Before you visit, you are encouraged to call, as offices are limiting visitors to one at a time.  We are practicing social distancing and have our masks, and suggest that you wear a mask as well.  We look forward to seeing you!

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.


James Coover

We are happy to welcome James Coover to our team!

James has been with the Wildcat Extension District, and is now splitting his time between Southwind and Wildcat District offices.  He will work primarily out of the Erie office during his Southwind days, but is available to all of our Southwind District residents.  You can email him: jcoover@ksu.edu or call him: 620-778-1037 with your agronomy and crop production questions.  

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