Extension district concept studied in the area

Many counties in northern Kansas have formed districts; currently there are none in south central or southwest Kansas.

For more than 100 years, the Extension service has been bringing research-based, unbiased information to the public – bringing the university to the people was a slogan used by Kansas State University Extension at one time. In Kansas, programming has been delivered by county agents; in the most rural areas, by two agents, one assigned to agricultural issues and another to family and consumer science. They share 4-H and youth programs and one or both leads some economic development programming.

That system has changed in many northern Kansas counties and could change in the rest of the state.

(Read more: News – SJ News Online – St. John, KS)