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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



Bus Routes to Our Office

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! 

Douglas County Fair

Mark your calendars for the Dougals County Fair opening on July 29th until August 3rd 2024! For updates and this year's fairbook, go to their official website, https://dgcountyfair.com/ or Facebook Page

2024 Dougals County Fair w/ QR Code July 29th - August 3rd

Horticulture Highlight

Late May is the time of year when onions grow and develop rapidly. Regular watering – if the soil is dry – and light fertilization help to maximize growth. Check out K-State horticulture expert Cynthia Domenghini’s article in the Horticulture Newsletter.
Full article here: https://tinyurl.com/4zzwk7tm
Sharon’s Horticulture Highlight Growing Onions & Tomatoes Successfully Tips for Late May K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer. backdrop of growing onions and a picture of the horticulture and natural resources agent


Extension Master Food Volunteer 2024 Classes
If you enjoy food and are interested in giving back to your community, the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program is for you! The training is for new volunteers interested in becoming an Extension Master Food Volunteers. After completing the training, volunteers will have an understanding of food safety, nutrition, and cooking techniques. Each class will be hosted at the Dreher Family 4-H Building on the fairgrounds and filled with hands-on demonstrations. For more information or to register, click here
Extension Master Food Volunteer 2024 Training August - November Apply by: August 9 10 people in image cooking within a kitchen space
May 31st is the final day to register for our Summer Enrichment programs! These summer programs kick off next month and are an excellent affordable opportunity for the youth to have fun and learn something new with their peers! For more information, go to  https://tinyurl.com/summer2024youth-programs

SNAP-Ed Highlight

On May 10, 2024 our SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator, Sofia D., was able to attend and share what she does with 3 classes at Hillcrest Elementary School PTO! Youth were able to learn about what she studied and how it applies to her current job! She wrapped it up by doing a story time about a hungry little insect!

collage of hillcrest career day. features pictures of Sofia outside the school as well as presenting, asking & answering questions within the school to students


May 2024 You Asked It

The Rapid Response Center's "You Asked It" for May 2024 is out now! See what questions are frequently asked during this time of year and stay informed with research-based information that you can trust!

Topics Include: 
Start Planning for Canning Now!
Time for Parties, Buffets and Picnics
Listen to the Field-to-Fork Webinars
School Nutrition Standards Getting and Update
Recordings of Local Food Produce Workshops
All Food is Made of Chemicals
Plan Now to Attend Kibblecon!
Fire Up the Grill!
It's Strawberry Season

Join our Team

We're hiring for a SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator here in Douglas County! Help support Kansans in leading healthy lives & improving food security! Click the link below for more information or to apply! https://tinyurl.com/snap-ed-nutr-edu-job Not the best fit for you? Share with a friend who may be! We'd love for you to be a part of our team!
As a SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator, I’m excited to help others learn about nutrition and the impact that food has on their everyday lives. Apply to be a  SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Learn more at: www.ksre.k-state.edu/about/careers Full Time Lawrence, KS $16.25-20.25/hour K-State Careers #516928 Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer.  A criminal background check is required.

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