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.


Join the Southwind Extension District as a Community Health Worker.

This is a part-time, temporary position which will serve as a link between Kansas State University, K-State Research and Extension, health care partners, social systems, and local communities. See full details below and click HERE for a job description!

This project has received funding and support from K-State 105, Kansas State University's economic growth and advancement initiative for all 105 counties in Kansas. Learn more at k-state.edu/105.



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

2024 Southeast Region 4-H Youth Challenge Day-Tuesday, June 25th, Emporia, KS. Registration @9:30 A.M. (This is a 4-H Youth Event)

Southeast Area Livestock Contest-Thursday, June 27th at Allen County Fairgrounds at Riverside Park, Iola, KS. To pre-register click HERE. (This is a 4-H Youth Event)

Southeast Area Favorite Foods Contest-Tuesday, June 25th, Anderson Building-Emporia, KS. Registration is due by June 17th and you can register HERE. (This is a 4-H Youth Event)

Gray for a Day and Blender Bike Snacks-Tuesday, June 25th @ 1:00 P.M., Humboldt Public Library, 916 Bridge Street, Questions: Contact Tara Solomon-Smith 620-244-3826 or tsolomon@ksu.edu

Walk With Ease -Designed for people with arthritis or individuals who have been physically in-active. June 3-July 12 Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 10-11 A.M. Chanute, KS. Register by contacting Lea Kay Karleskint @ 620-224-0182 or lkarleskint@ksu.edu

Create Better Health -Join us for free classes! Discover simple and quick ways that you can be active and create budget friendly healthy meals for you and your family! Fort Scott, KS. Contact Lea Kay Karleskint @ 620-224-0182 or lkarleskint@ksu.edu for questions!

OWL Hour -A once a month hour long gathering for retired individuals. 4 location options!!Call Hollie Yoho at 620-625-8620.


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