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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.


Livestock Production Agent

  Primary location for this position is Altamont, KS.
Wildcat Extension District has offices in Girard, Pittsburg, Altamont, Independence, Fredonia and position rotates between offices.

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Community Events

Community Boot Camp - March 5-7th, 2019 in Independence KS 
(Only 16 seats available)
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Wildcat Extension Holiday Awards Banquet

Wildcat Extension District staff and board members had a great time at our Holiday Awards Banquet. Thank you to 2B Smokin' for catering delicious food and to The FAB Lab for having us.
Fab Lab ICC was chosen as this year’s Extension Appreciation Award Winner due to the organization’s ongoing partnership with K-State Research and Extension, Wildcat District. Jim Correll, Fab Lab ICC Director, and Tim Haynes, Fab Lab ICC Manager, have collaborated on several key programming areas this year with faculty of the Wildcat District. Wildcat District and Fab Lab ICC believe we can do great things together, and are looking forward to the opportunity to continue our valuable partnership.


Students Learn Fiscal Responsibility

Students from Pittsburg High School spent some time with Financial Management and Entrepreneurship Agent, Kylie Ludwig, discussing how to begin managing your money at a young age. They played an activity called the Bean Game, where they were to work in groups to choose what was most important to them and their personal life. They were given 48 items to choose from, but only 20 beans. Items included housing and utilities, insurance, savings, food, transportation, and much more. The hard truth is that there will never be enough money to do what we want to do, so learning to invest your money in places that makes the most sense is a very important skill to have!



Keith Martin Retirement Reception

We had a wonderful retirement reception honoring our Livestock & Forage Agent, Keith Martin. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and celebrate with us, all who sent warm regards, and to those who made this event possible. We wish you the best, Keith!