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

2014 K-State Beef Conference Set for Six Locations from August 11-14

      The 2014 K-State Beef Conference will be held in western Kansas again this year. This year’s site will be at the Buffalo Bill Culture Center, 3083 US Highway 83, Oakley, Kansas.  Program will start 9:00 am on Thursday August 14th, 2014 with a lunch provide and conclude around 1:00-1:30 pm.  Click here for more information....
R. Scott "Bronc" Barrows
District Director
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