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Coffey County


Agronomy Contact

Jill Barnhardt

Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent & 4-H Coffey County
225 Cross St, PO Box 269 Burlington, KS  66839

Phone : (620) 364-5313

Fax : (620) 364-5117   


Coffey County is located in the east central area of Kansas approximately 80 miles from the Missouri line to the east and 100 miles from the Oklahoma border to the south.  At the altitude of 1700 feet above sea level and receiving 37 inches of annual rainfall, the 335,000 acres in farms relies primarily on natural rainfall.  Currently around 176,340 acres of crops are devoted to Soybeans, Corn, Wheat, Hay and some grain sorghum as well being harvested.

Soybeans are produced on approximately 70,000 of the county's acres .  On average around 1.5 million bushels of the oil grain are produced at a value near $15 million ranking Coffey County in the top 10 of all the counties in the state in soybean production.

Around 30,000 to 35,000 acres of Corn are harvested annually in the county with a farm value of near $12 million dollars annually.  An increasing portion of the crop is utilized by area ethanol production plants in the production of that renewable fuel..

General Pubs & Field day / Annual Research Reports

Grain Production

Industrial Hemp Production

Kansas Crop Insects & Controls

Soybean Insects in Kansas

Corn Insects in Kansas

Wheat Insects in Kansas

Sorghum Insects in Kansas

Alfalfa Insects in Kansas

Stored Grain Insects

K-State Pesticide Safety Education / Applicator Information

Weeds and Herbicides

Aquatic Plants and Their Control

Herbicide Mode of Action

Residual Herbicides, Degradation, and Recropping Intervals

Managing to Minimize Atrazine Runoff

Glyphosate Stewardship: Optimizing and Preserving Glyphosate Performance

Sericea Lespedeza: History, Characteristics and Identification

Field Bindweed: Control in Field Crops and Fallow


Considering Strip Tillage

USDA Cover Crops Chart

Cover Crops Calculator

Green Cover Seed

Allied Seed

Cover Crop Exchange

Tillage / Equipment

 Custom Rates Projections

Kansas Ag Statistics Farm Custom Rates

Getting the Most From Your Tractor

Cleaning Field Sprayers

Organic Crop Production

 KSU IPM / Organic Farming Info

Organic Certification

Organic Farming

Commercial Vegetable Crops

Commercial Vegetable Production - Varieties