Agriculture

Many people would be surprised to hear that Douglas County has over 210,000 acres of land use devoted to agriculture. 60.4% of those acres are dedicated to crops, 26.6% is pastureland, 6.7% is woodland and 6.2% is in other uses. With our urban neighbors close by, the agriculture industry has both its challenges and opportunities. One of those opportunities is to help people understand where their food comes from and the variety of ways it can be produced. With the help of local farmers, we use the media and events like Slice of Ag to educate and share our story.

We work with individuals to address issues that impact their operations such as: pasture and forage management, soil fertility, crop production, weed management and livestock production.

No matter what you need, stop by, email or give us a call. We're here to help!

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Available Services Notice!

Please note, that the K-State Research and Extension Douglas County office, does not provide farm vehicle rentals, tools, sprayers or chemicals. Please see the The Douglas County Conservation District or the Douglas County Noxious Weeds Department for the above needs.

Program Staff

Margit Kaltenekker staff information link

Nikki Kenniff Agriculture & Horticulture Program Assistant information

News & Events

Here are some handpicked or created relevant news article from our Agriculture Exention Agent, Margit Kaltenekker. CLICK the images/links below to see the relevant articles, registration pages, or for more information! Please note that the links and images may lead you to other websites with the full articles or informaiton.

Agriculture Highlight

Today's Agriculture highlight is about Private Well Water check-ups! Watershed specialist, Stacie Minson encourages everyone who owns a private well to check water quality and maintenance to ensure years of future service of that well! Need help? We will soon have publications to help you get started! For any questions contact Margit K. our Agriculture Agent by calling us at 785-843-7058 ext. 113!

Agriculture Highlight. Check your private wells! K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  K-State Research and Extension Douglas County Image of two private water wells.