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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 Street
Hays, KS 67601

785-621-2002 fax



Crops and Livestock

While farming is admirable as a way of life, it is also a business. Therefore, our research-based programs promote:

  • effective production practices;
  • competitive pricing;
  • business management skills;
  • environmentally sound production practices;
  • alternative agriculture businesses;
  • youth education about food and fiber sources;
  • successful living on a few acres.

We offer a number of animal science-related computer software packages for ranchers and crop software for farmers. Just ask us, extension offices in Kansas have copies of many of the programs available for previewing.





Wheat sulfer


Intergrated Pigweed Management

Insect Information-Crop Pests

2018 Barton County Wheat Plot Results

2018 Ellis County No-Till Wheat Plot Results

2017 Ellis County Wheat Plot Results

Proper Cattle Health Product Handling and Administration

Locust Tree & Yucca Control Herbicide Field Trial Results

Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2019

Transition Planning: 12 Steps to Keep the Family Farming

2018 Non-irrigated Cash rents

2018 Irrigated Cash rents

2016 Budgeting Cash Pasture Rental Rates


Prussic Acid Poisoning


KSU Cattle reproduction & genetics resources


Livestock Breeds

Livestock Marketing Information Center


Sheep and Meat Goat Research & Extension

Poultry Research & Extension


Pesticide Applicator Information

Private Pesticide Manual

2021 Chemical Weed Control Book

For more information on crops and livestock please visit the K-State Research and Extension site.