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Southwind District

Welcome to Southwind District!  

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.

Agronomy and Horticulture

Information and education for the agricultural community to grow the economic base of Kansas Agriculture.

  • Soil testing for crops and gardens
  • Farm economics education
  • Crop variety test plots
  • Fertilizer recommendations
  • Insect and plant disease diagnosis
  • Private pesticide applicator

Family and Consumer Sciences

Information and education throughout the lifetime to build strong relationships, families, and communities.

  • Nutrition education
  • Food preservation (canning, freezing, drying)
  • Cooking workshops
  • Medicare counseling
  • Health insurance education
  • Family budgeting
  • Emergency preparedness

 4-H and Youth Development

Empowering youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Community clubs
  • School enrichment
  • SPIN (SPecial INterest) clubs
  • Summer and day camps
  • County and state fairs

Livestock Production

Information and education for the livestock community to grow the economic base of Kansas livestock.

  • Forage and livestock water testing
  • Ration development and nutrition
  • Range management
  • Livestock selection
  • Land purchasing and rental rate information
  • Livestock management assistance

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





Here's what's happening in the Southwind Extension District!




Join the fun at Yates Center Elementary School, Humboldt Public Library, and Erie Public Library!  Families get outside, read, and be physically active together.  Plus, your children might learn something new as you read storybooks focused on money, how to spend it, save it, and earn it.

June 12 - August 7

Click here for book schedule and discussion guide.


Kids Can Cook!

SNAP-Ed Cooking Classes for youth who have completed 2nd thru 5th grades


Click your town for the flier:

Yates Center - Jun 19, 20, 21

Register online (all towns) here.


4-H Livestock Camp

June 17 at Bourbon County Fairgrounds

Improve judging skills, enhance reasons scores, learn about Livestock Skillathon and meats judging.

For more information, click here.


Southeast Area Livestock Contests

Thursday, June 20 at Woodson County Fairgrounds in Yates Center

Click here for flier.