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Rice County

Welcome to Rice County.

Your local Extension Office is a great resource for finding the information that you need. Have a gardening question? Check out our Lawn and Garden area. If you are interested in joining 4-H or being a volunteer, our 4-H and Youth area has all of the information you need to get started. Check out the Crops and Livestock section. Health and Nutrition features a wide variety of resources for food preparation and safety. You will want to check out the information found on our Home and Family and Community Development sections, as well.


It's time to sign up for Ozsome 4-H Camp!

There are scholarships available. Just write a paragraph on why you would like to go to camp and turn it into the office! Enrollment deadline is May 10th!


KFMA Spring Summary Meeting

Kansas Farm Manageent Association has set the date for the Spring Summary Meeting for Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations need to be made to the Extension office by Friday, May 18th.


Welcome to the Extension Council

Amy Ricker joins the Extension Council after the resignation of Stacy Rugan. Amy is the wife of Mark Ricker. She is the Chief Marketing Officer at Barber Financial. She is also the owner of Two Creative Visions.  You have probably heard her voice on 98.1 FM KMBZ Radio, Amy is the Stock, Financial and News Announcer. When asked what the strengths of our K-State Rice County Extension Service? Amy responded by saying "It is the ability to reach children and open doors for their future in ways they wouldn't normally have opportunities to do. One of the goals she brings with her to the Council is that she would love to expand the perception that 4-H is just for "Farm Kids". Saying that she gave presentations starting in the 4th grade and soon realized that she loved public speaking. When she was in high school she was on the IA 4-H state Media Corp, did the Washington DC trip, was on the 4-H County Council, etc. Regardless of the fact that she was a "FARM KID" who showed livestock at the County 4-H Fair. All of this helped to perfect the speaking skills that she uses as an announcer for KMBZ Radio, and all other aspects of her life. 

K-State Research & Extension-Rice County

701 East Main
Lyons, KS 67554-2100

Phone: 620-257-5131

FAX: 620-257-5132



Upcoming Rice County Events

 May1 State Fair Nominations for Market Beef are due

May 3 Cloverbud Meeting 6:0 p.m. at the Extension Building

May 4-6  Rice County 4-H Horse Show Celebration Centre, Lyons, Ks

May 10 Camp Registration Ends.

May 10 4-H Council Meeting 7:00 at the Extension Building

May 11 Tractor Safety Registration Deadline

May 14 Rice County Extension Council Meeting at 6:00

May 22-24th Tractor Safety Course @ Central Plains HS

May 24 Farm Management KFMA Spring Summary Meeting at the Extension Building @ 6:30

May 29-June 1 Discovery Days

June 3 Outreach Program for 4-H 1:00-3:00

June 13-16 Ozsome County 4-H Camp, Rock Springs

June 20 All 4-H Pre-fair entries are due

July 13 4-H Fair BBQ tickets are due in the office by 5:00 p.m.




     July 12th - 19th