Ford County region

Ford County community visit

K-State visited Ford County and Dodge City on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The visit included a day of activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Dodge City and the Ford County region.

Events for the day

All community members in the region were invited to our two major events on Tuesday, Sept. 27. See the full schedule below.

Community open forum

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Mariah Gallery, Boot Hill Museum
500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City

Everyone is invited to attend this community event, where President Richard Linton and K-State students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience. A focus will be on the future of enhancing the successful partnerships and positive relationships with and between communities in the Ford County region.

Calling all 'Cats

6-7:45 p.m.
Registration starts at 6 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Mariah Gallery, Boot Hill Museum
500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
, Dodge City


Interested in becoming a Wildcat? Don't make the world wait. We invite all interested students and their families to attend this evening event. Hear from current students and mix and mingle with experts. Learn about how you can have lasting experiences while you earn a K-State degree on your way to a great job.

Register now!

 

Full list of Sept. 27 events

The Ford County visit included additional activities with community leaders, organizations and partners throughout the day. There were community conversations, events to highlight partnerships and K-State Research and Extension relationships, and recruitment activities.

Ford County regional community visit events

Event kickoff breakfast
7:30-8:15 a.m.
Dodge City

Community open forum
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Mariah Gallery, Boot Hill Museum
500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City

Everyone is invited to attend this community event, where President Richard Linton and K-State students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience. A focus will be on the future of enhancing the successful partnerships and positive relationships with and between communities in the Ford County region.

Listening and learning session: Preparing and supporting the local workforce
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Library, Dodge City Community College

Join a facilitated conversation about workforce needs in the community and strategies for meeting those needs. Learn from local industry, education and community stakeholders about efforts undertaken, in progress, or needed to better prepare and support workers and industry, families and community.

Rattlesnake Creek watershed
2-3:15 p.m.
Farm near Kinsley (See location)
Directions: Travel south on 183 to Road U, then west. Road T is not easily passable.

Participate in a conversation about water management partnerships in the Rattlesnake Creek watershed. Learn how farmers and WaterPACK, a grassroots organization, use K-State water management resources such as KANSched and Evapotranspiration Weather Stations. Hear from stakeholders, including the Nature Conservancy, K-State Research and Extension and the private sector.

Listening and learning session: Preparing for and responding to disasters
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Ford County Office of Emergency Management
1506 W. Comanche St., Dodge City

Take part in a discussion about the Ford County Office of Emergency Management and its collaborative efforts to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. The office partners with K-State Research and Extension and others to provide a coordinated effort to encourage emergency preparedness and respond to disasters. Learn about past efforts specific to tornado and wildfire response and what is needed to prepare for and support future efforts.

Calling all 'Cats
Registration starts at 6 p.m., program from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Mariah Gallery, Boot Hill Museum
500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City

Interested in becoming a Wildcat? Don’t make the world wait. We invite all interested students and their families to attend this evening event. Hear from current students and mix and mingle with experts. Learn about how you can have lasting experiences while you earn a K-State degree on your way to a great job.

Register now!

 

Image at the top of the page provided by Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau.