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Forming an Extension District
The Kansas Extension District Law, passed in 1991, gave local Extension Councils the opportunity to partner with one or more counties to form a district. Forming a district involves agreements between the local Extension Councils and county commissioners.
Districting allows local citizens access to the expertise of additional agents. As part of a district team, agents can dedicate more time to a specific area of program focus. At the same time, agents have access to more resources and support as they work together in a larger team.
A map of current Extension Districts can be viewed here. See current success stories here.
To learn more about forming an Extension District, go to the Forming an Extension District Module. This learning module is designed for boards to use at a meeting as they evaluate their interest in forming a district. Board members can also use the module for self-study.
Here are some of the tools from the module:
Are We Ready to District?
Districting Discussion Worksheet
Proposed Timeline for Forming a District
Kansas Extension District Law
Dates Extension Districts Formed
"Kansas Counties Consider Extension Districting Option"
Forming an Extension District Module
4-H in Districts
Best Management Practices for 4-H Programming in Districts
Creating 4-H Synergy in Districts
4-H Thrives in Districts
Kansas 4-H: Vision 2020
An Extension District Summit was held December 7, 2011. Click below for more information.
District Summit Executive Summary (DRAFT)
District Summit Notes from Board Chair Discussion
District Summit Notes from District Director Discussion