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Douglas County

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County 
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence KS 66046

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday

785-843-7058

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Bus Route Options: Route 1 & 5

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Extension Strategic Plan

Our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan for making K-State Research & Extension Douglas County grow and thrive with and for the community is here! Click below to learn more!

2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan of K-State Research & Extension Douglas County

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. We are a partnership between Kansas State University and federal, state, and county government, with offices in every Kansas county.

Not a Douglas County, KS resident? See your County's extension office, here K-State Research and Extension - Statewide Locations  

Today's Highlighted 

Welcome to Today's Highlighted! Clicking the headers or images below will take you to their registration pages or to more information about them! We hope you take the time to look at as well as consider our programs and opportunities! We take time to ensure they are all fueled by information you can trust and our passion for making Douglas County a better place to live! 

Walk With Ease - April 2024

Walk with Ease is a community-based physical activity and education program developed by the Arthritis Foundation.

While walking is the central activity, Walk with Ease is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies.

This FREE 6-week program includes a guidebook with solutions for problems with being physically active.

*We will gather 3 times a week for 6 weeks, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10:30 - 11:30 am*

Join us for 3 days a week for This FREE 6 - Week program that includes a guidebook with solutions for problems with being physically active. Walk with ease Arthritis Foundation bit.ly/42M2gQv April 1st - May 13th  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30-11:30 AM. Community Building  115 West 11th Street Lawrence, KS Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Increase balance, strength and walking pace Build confidence in your ability to be physically active Improve overall health

Groovy Garden Show

Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners will present “The Groovy Garden Show” on Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 2110 Harper Street, in Lawrence, Kansas. This event is free and open to the public. This premiere garden show features expert speakers, educational booths, workshops, and a garage sale filled with garden related items, as well as vendors and food trucks.
Goovy Garden Show promotion
Want to downsize your kitchen or find useful kitchen tools and books? 

Our Extension Master Food Volunteers are hosting another Kitchen Sale of lightly used kitchen-ware! We are accepting donations at the K-State Research and Extension Douglas County Office from March 27- April 25, 9 am - 4pm! 

The Sale will be happening on April 27, 2024 from 10am - 2 pm! Proceeds will go towards our Extension Master Food Volunteer program that supports food-safety programs, food preservation, food publication education and more throughout the community! 

Promo For Extension Master Food Volunteers' Kitchen Sale

Current Job Opportunities:

Kaw Valley Farm Tour Coordinator

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County is hiring for the position of Kaw Valley Farm Tour Coordinator! Now in its 20th year, the Kaw Valley Farm Tour is an opportunity to visit local farms and learn about farm practices directly from the farmer. It is a self-guided tour through northeast Kansas to meet local farmers and visit local farms. Held the first full weekend in October each year, the tour continues to grow and offers learning opportunities for children and adults.

For more information or to apply see instructions here: Position Description

Kaw Valley Farm Tour Position Announcment GraphicFood Systems Entrepreneurial Resource Navigator

K-State Research and Extension is hiring two positions to support its role in the Heartland Regional Food Business Center (HRFBC).  The HRFBC helps farm and food enterprises develop local and regional food businesses and markets with an emphasis on assisting historically underserved audiences. More information & to apply here.

Food Systems Entrepreneurial Resource Navigator job promotional graphic

Soil Test Grant Update

Update! Our Soil Test Grant is currently unavailable! This means that if you have a Soil Test you'd like done, it is not covered by the grant right now and would have to be paid for out of pocket! Like this page so you can be updated on when the grant becomes available again or keep an eye on our website at douglas.k-state.edu!
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