On July 1, 2014, Anderson County joined Osage and Franklin Counties comprising the K-State Research and Extension, Frontier Extension District. Originally created in 2010, the district will now have offices, located in Ottawa, Lyndon, and Garnett, and a staff of thirteen, including seven extension agents, two program assistants, and four office professionals. The three county Frontier Extension District will also be governed by a twelve member board, with each county in the district represented by four board members.
Districting allows local citizens access to the expertise of additional agents. As part of a district team, agents can dedicate more time to a specific area of program focus. At the same time, agents have access to more resources and support as they work together in a larger team.
Across the state, the district structure has expanded educational opportunities, delivery methods and community service learning. With this addition, Kansas has a total of 45 counties in 16 extension districts across the state.
Welcome to the Frontier Extension District #11, K-State Research and Extension website.
Extension programs present useful information related to agriculture, lawn and garden, youth development, family life, foods and nutrition, healthy living, community development, and much more. We serve the people of Osage, Anderson and Franklin Counties, with offices in Lyndon, Garnett and Ottawa. 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 information we provide is researched based and unbiased.
"We are dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and youth through integrated research, analysis and education."