Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Anderson County joins Frontier Extension District

By The Herald Staff | 7/11/2014

LYNDON — The Frontier Extension District has grown this summer with the merger of Anderson County and Osage and Franklin counties. Originally formed in 2010, the Frontier district now has offices in Ottawa, Lyndon and Garnett.

The three-county Frontier district is governed by a 12-member board, with each county in the district represented by four board members. After initial appointments to the district board, members are elected in public elections conducted by the county clerk in each county within the district.

LYNDON — The Frontier Extension District has grown this summer with the merger of Anderson County and Osage and Franklin counties. Originally formed in 2010, the Frontier district now has offices in Ottawa, Lyndon and Garnett.

The three-county Frontier district is governed by a 12-member board, with each county in the district represented by four board members. After initial appointments to the district board, members are elected in public elections conducted by the county clerk in each county within the district.

With the Anderson County addition, Kansas has a total of 45 counties in 16 extension districts across the state. Districting allows local citizens access to the expertise of additional agents, Fran Richmond, Frontier district director, said. As part of a district team, agents can dedicate more time to a specific area of program focus, she said, and at the same time, agents have access to more resources and support as they work together in a larger team.

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