The 2013 Frontier Extension District Appreciation Award was posthumously awarded to Joyce Casten. Presenting the award was Gary Thompson (far left), District Board Chairman. Family members receiving the award were Jeff Casten, Janae McNally, Dr. Jennifer Roy, and Jarah Hauger.
Joyce Casten grew up in Franklin County, where she was an active 4-H member. As an adult, she and her family lived for many years near Quenemo, in Osage County. She was an active 4-H leader in the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club and mom to four 4-H daughters. Joyce was serving on the Frontier Extension District 4-H Program Development Committee at the time of her death.
The Joyce Casten Memorial 4-H Scholarship will be awarded annually in the Frontier Extension District, beginning next spring.
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 and Franklin Counties, with offices in Lyndon 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."