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We provide relevant, reliable information related to Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, 4-H and Youth Development, EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Family Life, Healthy Living, and much more. We assist individuals, businesses, and communities in their efforts to find solutions, develop their knowledge-base, and better themselves as a whole.

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.

Position Openings

EFNEP Nutrition Assistants

The Wildcat District is seeking two full-time Extension Nutrition Assistants. These positions will serve the Wildcat District area. The district has offices in Altamont, Fredonia, Girard, Independence, and Pittsburg.The primary office for both positions is in Altamont. 
Job Description and Application Portal

Enrichment Programs

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Green Side Up

KGGFGreen Side Up - Tune in every Wednesday to KGGF 690 AM at 7:40 and 8:10 a.m. to hear from our Wildcat District agents and/or call in with your question! Our agents discuss programs and timely topics with a different topic each week.
Follow this link for on air interviews!

 Upcoming Events

Green Side Up
Every Wednesday tune in to KGGF 690 AM at 7:40 and 8:10 a.m. to hear from our Wildcat District Agents and/ or call in with your questions!

Fresh Conversations
Girard Senior Center
11:30 a.m. - 12:15
Recurring Monthly starting Oct 13th

Create Better Health
SNAP-Ed Nutrition and Cooking Class 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Recurring every Tuesday starting March 6 through April 10th 
Pittsburg Salvation Army

Walk With Ease
Feb 19- March 29th/Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fredonia KS

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Feb. 22/ 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Labette County High School
Sign up here

Local Food Producers Workshop
Feb. 23/ 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Parsons, KS
Register Here

Crawford County Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Feb. 28/ 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Pittsburg KS
Sign up here

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
March 1 / 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fab Lab ICC, Independence KS
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Animal Health Day 2024
March 7, 2024
Independence, KS
Register Here

Homesteading Workshop Series
Beginning March 7th
Register Here

Youth Cooking Camp
March 11/ 9 to 11 a.m.
Coffeyville, KS
Limited space

Youth Tractor Safety Training
March 12/ 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Labette County Extension Office

Living Well Wednesday-Navigating Diets, Supplements & Womens Health in a Confusing World
March 13/ 12:10 to 1 p.m.
Free Webinar
Register Here

Finances and the Farm
Online Classes
Register Here

Risk Management on the Farm
Online Classes
Register Here

Makers Fair and Open House
March 16/ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parsons, KS
See here for more information

Walk With Ease
March 18 through April 26th
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Girard, KS
Class Size is Limited to 15 people! 

ServSafe Food Handler Training
March 28/ 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Columbus, KS
Cost: $15

Area Farmers' Markets

Need a Speaker?
Click here for topics and contact information if you are interested in having one of our agents visit your group.

Wildcat Extension District Board Meeting Schedule


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