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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! 

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.



Have you always dreamed of being a Master Gardener?  Opportunity is knocking!
Classes, both virtual and in person, begin Thursday, September 3 and are on Thursdays through December 17.  Register by August 27.  The fee for the 15-week course is $60.  Click the picture above for details.


The vesicular stomatitis virus disease, which primarily affects horses, has been found in all four counties in the Southwind District.

The most recent announcement made by the Kansas Department of Agriculture can be found here.


Did you receive a strange packet of seeds from China?  Don't plant them!  The Kansas Department of Agriculture would like for you to contact them.  More information including contact instructions are on their website.  Click the picture for the link.


Does your club, organization, or business need to have a virtual meeting?  We can help!  Here is information to get you started.