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Elm Leaf Beetle Information
Elm leaf beetles are serious nuisance pests of elms wherever they grow. This insect feeds on the elm leaves. Large concentrations can destroy plant foliage displays. For more information, check out the following publications:

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Prepare Kansas —
Would you be financially ready?

With rain sparse and daytime temperatures hovering in the upper 90s, flooding and other types of disasters can seem remote. But native Kansans know how quickly that can change.
Prepare Kansas is a new K-State Research and Extension online financial challenge designed to help individuals and families be better prepared for disaster and recover more easily afterward. The program focuses on a few activities each week during September:
  • developing a household inventory,
  • checking insurance,
  • assembling a grab-and-go box, and
  • post-disaster tips.
How the Prepare Kansas online financial challenge works:
  • Individuals register to participate (the weekly challenge activities can be completed by individual, families or at work sites).
  • Weekly challenge tasks are sent via e-mail to particpants on  Mondays and are also posted on the blog at https://blogs.k-state.edu/preparekansas/.
  • Partipcants report their progress online when prompted via e-mail to do so.
There is still time to register for the 2014 Prepare Kansas online financial challenge. The challenge runs through the month of September. Registration closes September 6. Register at Prepare Kansas.
Upcoming Events
Summer Field Day & Crop Insurance Discussion
Larned, Kansas
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kansas Forage & Grassland Council  is providing a unique opportunity to update your knowledge of alfalfa/forages & provide your input into Forage Crop Insurance.
Concurrent sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. with a small plot tour/research update or alfalfa/alfalfa-grass mixtures crop insurance listening session & KFGC/NAFA Updates. Lunch and brief comments by John Sachse, of Senator Moran's Office take place at noon. Followed by another set of concurrent sessions, before adjourning at 2:40 pm.
While the event is free, you are strongly encouraged to RSVP for meal planning purposes with jlcarr@ksu.edu or call 620-842-5445. For more information see Summer field Day & Crop Insurance Discussion
Ford County Extension Office
100 Gunsmoke
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 620-227-4542
Fax: 620-227-4586
Got questions?
Making a Difference
CES Proclamation 2
K-State Provost April Mason (left) and Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research Daryl Buchholz signed the university's proclamation May 8, recognizing the 100-year anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service.
This year, USDA is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Smith Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension System. Extension helps take research conducted at more than 100 land-grant university partners across the country and make it accessible to the general public. Click on the above TITLE to watch video of address.
We Know AGriculture

Ford Co. Notification System
Ford County Residents...
Sign Up Today for New Notification System
Ford County emergency notification system is designed to instantly reach cell phones and other mobile devices when an urgent situation needs to be communicated. In the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions, an alert will be sent to the phone number provided by text and/or e-mail. There is no cost for an individual who has registered for the alerts; however, your cell phone carrier might charge you to receive text messages, so check your plan. For more information, contact the Ford County Administrative Services Office at 620-227-4670.
Register today at http://www.fordcounty.net.