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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 section. If you are interested in joining 4-H or becoming a volunteer, our 4-H and Youth section 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.

We're here for you, as always

No matter where you live in Kansas,
K-State Research and Extension is nearby – no matter the circumstances. We are a steady voice during trying times.
Together, we can do this and will emerge stronger than ever.

We are open!

We ask that visitors please sanitize their hands upon entry and respect social distancing guidelines.

You can call 620-257-5131 during normal business hours for assistance from staff.

You may also send us an email: rc@listserv.ksu.edu

K-State Research & Extension-Rice County

701 East Main
Lyons, KS 67554

Phone: 620-257-5131

FAX: 620-257-5132


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm / 1:00 - 5:00 pm 

Closed on Major Holidays and Weekends


Reasonable Accommodations

Upcoming Rice County Events

July 14-21 - Rice County Fair

July 14 set up 

July 16 Fashion Review & Clothing & Fiber Arts 

July 16 AT ELLSWORTH Horse show 

July 17 Livestock weigh in 7 pm

July 18 4-H Judging starts at 9 am with all static entries 

July 18 Open Class check in by 11 am 

July 18 KIDS pedal pull 5:30 pm 

July 18 Sheep and Goat 7 pm 

July 19 Swine Show 8 am 

July 19 Poultry/Rabbits and Hand Pets 11:30 am Bar k Bar Arena 

July 19 Chamber Coffee at 1 pm in the Celebration Center

July 19 1-4 community kids activites in the Centre 

July 19 Beef Show 6:30 pm 

July 20 Round Robin 9 am 

July 20 1-4 pm Judging events 

July 20 5-7 pm Appreciation BBQ in the Centre 

July 20 7 pm Auction


July 21 Public Fashion Review and Awards Ceremony at the extension building