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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

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! 


Timely Topics

Identification and characteristics of the different mustard species in Kansas 

 2018 Master Gardener Application (scroll to bottom of page)

Prussic Acid Poisoning

2017 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-Irrigated Cropland

Healthy Food Donations

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Helpful Links

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

4-H Information

Monarchs on the Move

Junior Leaders check out this great opportunity to learn and lead!
Monarchs on the Move Applications
4-H Fair Judges Training
February 3, 2018
Ag Research Center - Hays
Training offered in Fashion Revue, Foods, Food Preservation, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits and Visual Arts
Open to 4-H families as well as those interested in judging at area Fairs
Registration deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018

Barton County 4H Day
February 24th @ EHS

The 2018 4-H Year started on October 2.

New families can enroll at anytime.
(Please refer to each County's 4-H Youth Development page for details and deadlines!)

4-H Project Selection Guide

4-H Online Family
re-enrollment Brochure

Enroll using
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!!