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 

Happy New Year
      Bringing in a new year brings thoughts of all the new things to come throughout the year.  It is time to start thinking about what you want to accomplish in 4-H this year. Each and every 4-H’er should be setting goals that they want to accomplish with each and every one of their projects.  Click here to read more...
Ashley Conness
District Program Coordinator
WaKeeney Office

Meet Our Staff

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

Jennifer Ackerman
Gove County Office Professional

Kathy Katt
Logan County Office Professional

Ashley Conness
District Program Coordinator, WaKeeney Office

Arlene Garrett
Office Professional, WaKeeney Office

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

Amy Lorenzen
Extension Agent, Oakley Office Family & Consumer Science

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

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