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.

Homemade for the Holidays:  Jams & Jellies for Gift Giving Workshop
RSVP's are due October 30 to Ellis Co. Extension at 785-628-9430

What's New

Check out the latest news from the Golden Prairie District Agents


Halloween Safety Tips

Keeping your little ghosts & goblins safe

      The month of October brings pumpkin patches, hay rack rides, costumes, and trick or treating. It can also bring accidents or hazardous situations. In order to keep your kids safe this October, especially on Halloween night, be sure to follow these simple safety tips provided by the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention):  Click here to read more...
Ashley Conness
Program Coordinator
WaKeeney 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