Welcome to the Cottonwood Extension District #17
COVID-19 Continuity of Operations
I want to bring you up to date on how we are meeting the needs of our families in Barton and Ellis counties during this time of uncertainty. Our offices in both Great Bend and Hays are open and ready to provide answers to your questions. We are continuing to encourage social distancing when you are inside our offices. The use of masks in our public areas is encouraged. I encourage each of you to take care of many of your needs through phone calls or e-mails. We want to keep everyone healthy and safe.
It has been three years since our Extension District formed a partnership between Barton and Ellis Counties. Our staff of seven agents and two office professionals offer programming in the areas of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Youth Development and Community Vitality. Let us know how we can help you!
Donna Krug, District Director
Testing the dial gauge on your pressure canner is an important consideration to assure your equipment will can your garden produce safely. Donna Krug and Berny Unruh, Extension Educators at the Cottonwood Extension offices in Great Bend and Hays are happy to provide pressure gauge testing free of charge. Simply bring your lid to either office, 1800 12th Street in Great Bend, or 601 Main Street, in Hays and we will be happy to test your gauge.
Virtual wheat demonstration plot tour - Cottonwood Dist.
Monday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. Cottonwood Extension will be having a virtual wheat demonstration plot tour for wheat growers, and the supporting ag industries.
To join us during this event or at a later date the link is below and the password is
or Life and the Practice of Mindfulness, Part II
FCS Agent Update
Summer 2020 Cottonwood District Newsletter