The Ford County Extension Council will hold elections at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Ford County Fair Building at 901 West Park St. Ford County residents 18 and older can vote and are eligible for nomination.

Representatives will be elected to serve a two-year term in Program Development Committee (PDC) areas including agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development and economic development. The elections are required to be held in accordance with Kansas Extension Law.

The Ford County Extension Council will hold elections at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Ford County Fair Building at 901 West Park St. Ford County residents 18 and older can vote and are eligible for nomination. Representatives will be elected to serve a two-year term in Program Development Committee (PDC) areas including agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development and economic development. The elections are required to be held in accordance with Kansas Extension Law. Those elected will provide guidance and leadership to the Ford County Extension program for the upcoming year. PDCs meet at least four times per year. PDC representatives also serve on the board and report the group's work to board members. “The community volunteers that volunteer their time and talents to the Ford County Extension Program Development Committees and our Extension Executive Board provide hours of dedication to the Ford County Extension Program,” said Andrea Burns, Ford County Extension director and ag and natural resources agent in a news release. “Their insight and experience help us determine the programs and services Ford County Extension offers the stakeholders of Ford County.” Ford County Extension Agent Ethel Schneweis said the Extension office has been pleased with the service of its current PDC members. “They're all volunteers and they give their time to help us with our programming needs,” Schneweis said. At the election a free soup supper and dessert will be offered. Former state award winners of the Master Farmer and Master Farm Homemaker award will be honored. Two awards will also be presented at the elections. The Extension Appreciation award will go to a person, couple or business that the Extension office recognizes as helping the office throughout the year. The News Media award will be given to someone in the media that has helped promote the office's educational materials. In addition to the awards, Gift Planning Officer for the KSU Foundation Gordon Dowell will give a presentation called “Don't Be An Uncle Fred” on the importance of estate planning. For more information about the election and other programs and services offered by Ford County Extension, visit www.ford.ksu.edu or call the office at (620) 227 - 4542.