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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


Community Vitality

What differentiates a thriving community from one that struggles?  What formula can be employed by communities to increase their chances of long term vitality and growth?  Through exploration of key community and economic development interests like leadership, workforce development, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, community planning and disaster preparedness, Extension agents discover and share evidence-based and promising practices that build upon existing strengths, while responding to community concerns. 

Through various programs, our Extension agents offer a variety of engagement opportunities to help communities not just survive, but prosper.  We can help your community become a better place to live, work, and play.


Your Virtual Meetings

Your time, your location, your purpose!  If you have internet access, you can have a meeting!  We can facilitate your next meeting and are available for any business, club, or organization.  Call 620-365-2242 or email Carla: cnemecek@ksu.edu

Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 5 in Yates Center.  Click here for flier.

Register online here.


Carla Nemecek

Southwind Extension District Director, Community Vitality Agent

Iola Office