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Agriculture

Agriculture contributes almost 250 million dollars to the economy of the Wildcat Extension District annually according to the latest information from Kansas Ag Statistics. This value of production is harvested from over 400,000 acres of cropland and over 600,000 acres of pasture and hayland.  Wildcat District also supports an inventory of 69,000 beef cows, 89,000 calves, stockers and feedlot cattle and over 37,000 hogs.

 

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local meat processers

 

 

Deer Processors

Check out this list from the Kansas Department of Ag. to find a processor in your area who is accepting deer.

KDA Deer Lockers

 

Pasture Lease Survey

Recognizing the need for reliable, local lease information, the K-State Research & Extension, Wildcat District is conducting a lease survey, relevant for Crawford, Labette, Montgomery and Wilson Counties. In other districts, this type of information has proven useful to landowners, producers, agricultural lenders, and extension personnel as they work through the various aspects of lease agreements. Specifically, this survey data can give us an inside look at pricing and arrangement of leases in our area

This information cannot be gathered without your help. We recognize farms have multiple lease agreements. Pleaseselect just one pasture and crop lease agreement to complete the survey as honestly and completely as you can, based upon that particular lease. Your choice may be based on most economical, most productive, or even your favorite lease. Feel free to complete more than one survey for other leases that you manage! All individual survey information will be kept strictly confidential and will be compiled with all responses.

 

Take the online survey for pasture leases here: Wildcat District Pasture Survey

Take the online survey for crop leases here: Wildcat District Crop Survey

  

If you would like to complete a paper copy of either of these surveys, please input your mailing address here: https://forms.gle/6qyr31N9UCyTYiPn6

The surveys will be available through January 11, 2021.

 

Crops & Soils

The National Ag Statistics Service estimates there are 2,670 farms covering 1,037,000 acres of farm ground in the Wildcat District. On a wide majority of the acres corn, wheat, and soybeans are grown. Along with the three major crops, grain sorghum is produced as well as hay and forage crops.

Local Climate Data

 

 

Wildlife

Tadpoles to Frogs

Montgomery County Birds

Crawford County Birds

Labette County Birds

Wilson County Birds

 

 

Safety

2020 Tractor Safety Modules

 

 

 

Noxious Weeds

Kansas Noxious Weed Program

 

James Coover

James Coover

Crops & Soils Agent
(620) 724-8233
jcoover@ksu.edu




Wendie Powell

Wendie Powell

Livestock Production Agent
(620) 782-5337
wendiepowell@ksu.edu



Adaven Scronce

Adaven Scronce

Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent
(620) 331-2690
adaven@ksu.edu




Jesse Gilmore

Jesse Gilmore

Horticulture Agent
(620) 742-8233
jr637@ksu.edu

Resources

K-State Research & Extension
KSU Crop Performance Tests
Kansas Lease Law
Land Values & Rents
KSU Leasing Information
Kansas Custom Rates
KSU Weather Data Library
Livestock and Forages Page

 

 

Crops and Soils Links

K-State Research and Extension Publications
Extension Agronomy eUpdates
Crop Production
Soil Fertility and Management
Range and Forage
Soil Management
Weed Management
Environmental Quality
Soil Testing Lab
Kansas Mesonet
Oklahoma Mesonet

 

 

Vet Feed Directive Info

Livestock Links

 

For assistance and herbicide rebates contact your county weed department

     Crawford County
     121 1/2 North Ozark
     Girard, KS 66743
    
     Ed Fields - Director
     (620) 724 4079
     (620) 249 2389
     noxiousweeds@ckt.net
 
     Labette County
     1912 W Forest
     Oswego, KS 67356
    
     Ralph George
     (620) 795 4515
     (620) 429 6241
     rgeorge@labettecounty.com
 
     Montgomery County
     117 N Wald
     Independence, KS 67301
 
     William Racy
     (620) 331 4139