Welcome to the Golden Prairie District

     Extension programs present useful information related to agriculture, home economics, youth development, family life, business and economics, healthy living, and much more.  We take programs to schools, gardens, community centers, and many other places.

     Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking University knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop, and lead.  We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.


What's New

Check out the latest news from the Golden Prairie District Agents

Fall Shrub Pruning
      What is it about fall that makes folks think about pruning?  Does it just seem like the time of year to prune?  Are you cleaning up sticks and broken tree limbs and figure “Why not?” Is it the nice weather? I know…your neighbor is doing it so you should be doing it too. That’s it! Honestly, I say the best time to prune is when you’re ready to do it.  Otherwise it gets put on the backburner and pretty soon you can’t see out the windows of your house because the shrubs ate them.  Click here for more information...
Julie Niehage
District Extention Agent
Oakley Office

Meet Our Staff

R. Scott (Bronc) Barrows
District Director, WaKeeney Office- Livestock, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ashley Conness
District Program Coordinator, Wakeeney Office

Arlene Garrett
Office Professional, WaKeeney Office

Jen Schoenfeld
Extension Agent, Gove Office Family & Consumer Science, Community Development

Jennifer Ackerman
Gove County Office Professional

Amy Lorenzen
Extension Agent, Oakley Office Family & Consumer Science

Julie Niehage
Extension Agent, Oakley Office Agronomy, Horticulture, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Kathy Katt
Logan County Office Professional

Tranda Watts
Multi-County Specialist- Food, Nutrition, Health & Safety, Colby Office

4-H Program

The Golden Prairie District 4-H Program is handled by agents in each respective county. 


Trego County- Bronc Barrows, Ashley Conness

Logan County-  Julie Niehage, Amy Lorenzen

Gove County- Jen Schoenfeld