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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.


 Rice County 4-H Colorado Peach Fundraiser

Rice County 4-H Junior Leaders are selling freshly picked Colorado Peaches from the Cox Farm in Palisade, Co. The Cox family stated that they have a full crop this year since the winter was mild. The Cox family grows free stone Glo Haven peaches, which are very delicious. If the peaches are slightly firm when you get them, you may leave some of them out on the counter to ripen. The best way to store them, for longer keep, is in the fridge separated in a single layer. Freezing is another option, but these peaches are so delicious that it is hard to keep your hands off of them long enough to store. These peaches have been sold in the Central Kansas area for at least a decade which ensures the quality and consistency of the peaches.  The peaches come in an 18-20 lb box. We are charging $35 per box. 

To order please contact the Rice County Extension office at 620-257-5131 or stop by and place your order at 701 East Main, Lyons. 

Checks are to be made payable to Rice County 4-H Council. 


Grant Writing Workshop

August 13, 2019

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Coronado Quivira Museum

Registration Fee: $20.00

What you will Learn:

  • Sources of data for community needs
  • Where to find grants.
  • Elements of a great grant proposal
  • Practicing the grant elements.

Presented by: Nancy Daniels Community Vitality Specialist K-State Research and Extension

To Register or for more information:

Wendy Hughes 



Make checks payable to the Rice County Extension Council


Sponsors: Rice County Tourism, Coronado Quivira Museum and K-State Research and Extension.

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


 August 10 Extension Council Meeting

August 12 4-H Council Meeting 7:00 pm

August 13 Grant Writing Workshop  9:30-3:00 Coronado Quivira Museum

August 27 Fall Crop Plot Tour 8:30 am

September 2 Office will be closed for Labor Day

September 6 Kansas State Fair begins in Hutchinson

September 10 Food Evolution Program in Sterling

September 15 Kansas State Fair ends in Hutchinson

September 21 Kansas State Archery Meet in Lindsborg

September 27-28 Kansas Jr Livestock Association Hutchinson