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.
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:
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment (including Family Action Plan)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- U.S. Department of Education
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.