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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.


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Food Safety Education Month

Allen County


As the nation's first operational land-grant university. K-State cares deeply about Kansans and their communities. That is why we have established the Regional Community Visit Initiative to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans directly in the communities the call home.

We invite you to save the date and join us at an upcoming Fall 2023 community open forum in your region. Everyone is invited to attend these community events, where K-State leaders and students will host a dialogue about university and community connections, the student experience and ways to enhance partnership in your region.

RSVP for the community open forum in your area or at the most convenient location. Additional event details will be shared soon.

ALLEN COUNTY VISIT (Wednesday, October 4, 2023): Click Here For More Information & RSVP                                                    

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

Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods-Online-November 2-3, 2023 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. each day via ZOOM. REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON FLYER!

Basic Bread Making-Join our Southwind District Master Food Volunteers to learn about the timeless skill of breadmaking in this hands-on class! Call 620-365-2242 to register! Price: $10. November 2, 2023 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Living Well Wednesday-Register Here! All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Living Well Wednesday Website for later viewing!

FREE-Walk with Ease-Designed for people with arthritis or individuals who have been physically in-active. Oct. 9-Nov 17 (Mon, Wed, Fri.)10:00-11:00 A.M. Toronto, KS! Register by contacting Lea Kay Karleskint at 620-224-0182 or lkarleskint@ksu.edu

Fresh Conversations-Fort Scott, Neosho Falls-Provides a new, or fresh, newsletter each month. Focuses on a current health topic and offers practical tips and sensible solutions to everyday problems! ATTACHED FLYERS (2 LOCATION OPTIONS) HAS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM!

Create Better Health-Explore simple and quick ways that you can create better health for you and your family. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, INFORMATION ON THE FLYER!

Medicare Annual Election Period: Oct 15-Dec 7: Check your Medicare Prescription Drug coverage at one of the following events. Call 620-244-3826 to schedule an appointment!

K-State Garden Hour  -  A new topic is covered on a webinar the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

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Click on the articles below to stay up to date on the current hot topics.

Finding the 7 Capitals in Your Community

Living Well Wednesday 2023 Fall Series

Technology in Beef Production Systems

Renovating Fescue Lawns After Drought Loss

Learn How to be Fall Free

Suicide Prevention Month

Fall Control of Sericea Lespedeza

Cowherd Management Considerations for September

Tips to Beat the Heat

Now is the Time to Plant Fall Gardens

Shop Local For Back To School Needs!

A Loss Without A Card

Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Preparing For The Next Storm