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Cottonwood District

Cottonwood District

Barton County Office

1800 12th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

620-793-1913 fax

Ellis County Office

601 Main, Suite A
Hays, KS 67601

785-621-2002 fax


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Welcome to the Cottonwood Extension District #17

The Cottonwood Extension District is made up of Barton and Ellis Counties. K-State Research and Extension programs present useful information related, but not limited to: Agriculture; Family and Consumer Sciences; Economics; 4-H Youth Development; Home and Family life; Business and Economics; and Health and Nutrition.  We take programs to Schools, Gardens, Community Centers, and many other places.

Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop, and lead. We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.

The Cottonwood District effectively formed July 1, 2017. Please visit our individual county web pages as we work to build our district website. Thank you!


We are hiring


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                                                    Position Announcement
                                  Additional Information & Online Application



Timely Topics

2018 Barton County Milo Plot Results

Replanting decisions for winter wheat

Prussic Acid Following a Hard Freeze

Sorghum Management (Part 1)

Sorghum Management (Part 2)


Suggested Maximum Rates of Fertilizer--Wheat and Corn and Grain Sorghum

2018 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-Irrigated Cropland

Healthy Food Donations


Helpful Links


KS 4-H Site
K-State Weather Data
KSU Crops & Livestock Website
KSU Lawn & Garden Website
KSRE Bookstore
FDA Website
USDA Website

How to Register for an Event

The New 4-H Year starts on October 1!

Barton Co. 4-H Awards
letter 2018

4-H Project Selection Guide

4-H Online Family
re-enrollment Brochure

Enroll  in
4-H Online link

This Brochure might
help make
enrolling Easier!
Give us a call or come by the
Extension Office if you need assistance!!