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02/17/2020

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed today, February 17, 2020, in observance of President's Day. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Had a great group of ladies at a Barn Quilt Workshop last Saturday.  All the Quilt boards turned out fantastic!!  Thanks...
02/10/2020

Had a great group of ladies at a Barn Quilt Workshop last Saturday. All the Quilt boards turned out fantastic!! Thanks Mary!

Ford County Extension Council will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Ford County Fair...
02/04/2020

Ford County Extension Council will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Ford County Fair Building. Hope to see you there!

Ford County Extension is hosting the Western Kansas Beekeepers Association meeting
02/02/2020

Ford County Extension is hosting the Western Kansas Beekeepers Association meeting

01/28/2020

Due to the continued poor road conditions, the Ford County Extension Office will be closed the rest of the day. We will hopefully re-open tomorrow morning at 8:30 am

01/28/2020

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Ford County Government Center will be closed until 12 noon on Tuesday, January 28th. Our office will open at 1:00 p.m. Stay safe and warm out there!!!

K-State Research & Extension Rapid Response Center
01/28/2020

K-State Research & Extension Rapid Response Center

It is a BIG week for football fans! Especially in Kansas! Score a touchdown with safe food at your watch party. #foodsafety #KSRE

If you or a family member has diabetes and are interested in information on nutrition, consider signing up for Dining wi...
01/24/2020

If you or a family member has diabetes and are interested in information on nutrition, consider signing up for Dining with Diabetes classes. Check out the flier for more information.

01/18/2020

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. day.

A Barn Quilt Workshop will be held in Dodge City on February 8 at the Ford County Fair Building.  This is an all day wor...
01/09/2020

A Barn Quilt Workshop will be held in Dodge City on February 8 at the Ford County Fair Building. This is an all day workshop. Registration and fees are due by January 31 into the Ford County Extension Office along with a quilt block pattern of your choosing. Instructor will provide all materials. See flier for more details. Questions, contact the Ethel at the Ford County Extension office.

12/31/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st. Happy New Year!

Last chance to register...
12/27/2019

Last chance to register...

Just a quick reminder for your morning.

12/24/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed Wednesday, December 25th to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 26th. Happy Holidays!

Ethel
12/17/2019

Ethel

Help to support our local Alzheimer's Walk fund raiser.

11/26/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2nd. Have a happy and safe Turkey Day!!

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed today to Observance of Veteran's D...
11/11/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed today to Observance of Veteran's Day! Thank you to all who have served.

K-State Research & Extension Rapid Response Center
11/08/2019

K-State Research & Extension Rapid Response Center

You. Are. A. Pro! Make a plan and your guests will be impressed by how easy the #Thanksgiving meal can be done! 👍👩‍🍳👨‍🍳📝✅#KSRE #foodsafety

King Arthur Flour
09/18/2019
King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour

Does the apple of your eye make the very best pie? See which apple varieties kick pie up a notch, and which leave a sour taste behind.

K-State Research & Extension Rapid Response Center
09/14/2019

K-State Research & Extension Rapid Response Center

Is it safe to use canning jars in the oven? No. According to the manufacturer, https://www.freshpreserving.com/faqs.html "We do not recommend baking in any size or shape of Ball or Kerr canning jars. The glass used for Ball and Kerr canning jars is not tempered for oven use and is not meant to be used as bakeware. The jars are safe to use for home canning recipes, cold or room temperature food storage, cold beverages, and crafting." Please do not can foods or preheat jars in the oven. #foodsafety #KSRE https://www.rrc.k-state.edu/preservation/index.html

If you need a food safety training for work, this ServSafe Food Safety Manager's class will be held in Cimarron on Septe...
09/10/2019

If you need a food safety training for work, this ServSafe Food Safety Manager's class will be held in Cimarron on September 24.

K-State Research and Extension - Cottonwood Extension District
09/08/2019

K-State Research and Extension - Cottonwood Extension District

ACIDIFYING TOMATOES
Tomatoes top the list of popular garden produce and commonly canned foods. But, some people still have not heard that when canning tomatoes of any variety, adding an acid is a vital, non-optional safety step, even though this safety protocol has been recommended for nearly 30 years.
Properly acidified tomatoes can be safely processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canner. Add the acid to the jar before filling with tomatoes. Use 1/4 teaspoon commercial citric acid powder, or 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice or 2 tablespoons vinegar per pint. Citric acid gives the best results with no added flavor of its own. Lemon juice and vinegar create competing flavors which some find objectionable, but all three options produce safe canned tomatoes.
Remember, just because the lid seals doesn't mean it's safe! See more at www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF1185.pdf.

09/02/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in Observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Today is Regina's last day! Thank you for your dedication and service to the Ford County Extension Office and the Ford C...
08/30/2019

Today is Regina's last day! Thank you for your dedication and service to the Ford County Extension Office and the Ford County 4-H program for the last 20 years! Best wishes on your retirement!

Wildcat Extension District
08/21/2019

Wildcat Extension District

Electronic cigarette usage among High School students jumped by 78% between 2017 and 2018. What can we do? Parents and Educators can learn about the different shapes and types of products and the risks of all forms of e-cigarette usage for young people. Talk to your children more than once about the risks of tobacco, make sure your school's tobacco policy is up to date and most importantly, set a positive example by being tobacco-free. #TipOfTheWeek

A ServSafe Food Safety Manager's Class will be held on September 24 in Cimarron for anyone needing this training.  This ...
08/19/2019

A ServSafe Food Safety Manager's Class will be held on September 24 in Cimarron for anyone needing this training. This is sponsored by Ford, Gray and Grant Counties with K-State Research and Extension. For more information, contact Ethel at 620-227-4542

Dodge City Days
07/27/2019

Dodge City Days

DODGE CITY DAYS 2019 is well under way!!!! After the parade stop by Wright Park for the BBQ contest and grab some lunch at any of our awesome food vendors!!!!
We have:
Bribiesca Consessions
Dragon Wagon
4-H
Russ & Annie’s
Smell What’s Cookin’ BBQ
The Ole Cook Shack

COME CHECK US OUT! And don’t forget to bring your 2019 lapel pins!!! #strikeuptheband #dodgecitydays2019

Join us for the family fun event as we honor the Emergency Personnel and First Responders of Ford County. Hot dogs will ...
07/12/2019

Join us for the family fun event as we honor the Emergency Personnel and First Responders of Ford County. Hot dogs will be served. This event is sponsored by Hi Plains Feed LLC and the Ford County Fair Association. See you at the Ford County Fair!

The Ford County Fair, July 18-22 is quickly approaching! Fairbooks and the Fair schedules are available at  at the Ford ...
07/08/2019

The Ford County Fair, July 18-22 is quickly approaching! Fairbooks and the Fair schedules are available at at the Ford County Extension Office, 100 Gunsmoke, or you can go to www.fordcountyfairassn.org We challenge you to bring an item to the fair and enter it! Think about all the things there would be to see at the Fair, if everyone brought just 1 entry. There are also 4 special contests that are held on Saturday, at noon that any Ford County resident can enter -- Photo Contest - "Fun In Kansas", Barn Quilt Contest; Container Flower Garden Contest; and King Arthur Flour Bar Cookie Contest. Check the rules in the Fairbook for more details. We hope to see you there, at the 2019 Ford County Fair!

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed today, July 4th, in Observance of ...
07/04/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed today, July 4th, in Observance of Independence Day. We will see you Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Show your support by having a team for the Walk To End Alzheimer's on September 14 at Wright Park. Contact me for more i...
06/28/2019

Show your support by having a team for the Walk To End Alzheimer's on September 14 at Wright Park. Contact me for more information.

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – and 16 million provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. https://on.today.com/2RFSavP

Created by TODAY with our sponsor Alzheimer's Association.

05/27/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Observance of Memorial Day. Thank you to all those that have served our country.
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05/27/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Observance of Memorial Day. Thank you to all those that have served our country.

05/17/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office is closed today, May 17, 2019, until 1 p.m. due to a water main break. Check back here for more information after lunch.

District FCE Meeting in Dodge City
05/01/2019

District FCE Meeting in Dodge City

The last Ford County Extension's Knowledge at Noon program at the Dodge City Public Library for the 2018-2019 series wil...
04/09/2019

The last Ford County Extension's Knowledge at Noon program at the Dodge City Public Library for the 2018-2019 series will be this Thursday at noon. Come and learn what is all available through the "e-Resources of the Dodge City Public Library System". see flier for more details.

04/02/2019
Hospice of the Prairie & Prairie Home Health

Hospice of the Prairie & Prairie Home Health

As the only community based, not for profit home health and hospice in the Dodge City area and surrounding communities, Hospice of the Prairie & Prairie Home Health understands the value in supporting local businesses. That is why you will find our 30+ employees and 60+ volunteers shopping, supporting and living in the communities that we serve. Proud to be a part of Southwest Kansas! Please share and spread the word! ❤️

Ford County 4-H
03/28/2019

Ford County 4-H

4-H Exchange Flea Market this Saturday, March 30. See flier for more details!

Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation
03/14/2019

Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation

K-State Research and Extension office is hosting a ServSafe class on March 27th in Dodge City.

Thursday, March 14 is the next Knowledge at Noon program at the Dodge City Public Library.
03/12/2019

Thursday, March 14 is the next Knowledge at Noon program at the Dodge City Public Library.

Walk Kansas starts on March 17, consider forming a team and participate with others across the county and state.
03/06/2019

Walk Kansas starts on March 17, consider forming a team and participate with others across the county and state.

If you or a family member has diabetes, consider attending my Dining with Diabetes classes in March and April. See the f...
03/01/2019

If you or a family member has diabetes, consider attending my Dining with Diabetes classes in March and April. See the flier for more information.

Walk Kansas is coming soon.  Check with our office about how to register.
02/20/2019

Walk Kansas is coming soon. Check with our office about how to register.

Time to think spring...in your step! Get your team together and sign up now for Walk Kansas! https://www.walkkansas.org/ #KSRE #KState

02/17/2019

The Ford County Government Center and the Ford County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Observance of President's Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 19th at 8:30 a.m.

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100 Gunsmoke (2nd Floor)
Dodge City, KS
67801

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(620) 227-4542

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