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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

Crops & Livestock 

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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Nikki Kenniff Agriculture & Horticulture Program Assistant information

Today's Highlights 

Here are some handpicked 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. 

Margit's Focus Articles

These articles are handpicked or written by our Agriculture Agent, Margit K., as articles that can benefit you this season! 

Agriculture Highlight 

Our Agriculture Highlight shares some late summer fly control for cattle! To read the full article, go here

Late Summer Flyl Control Agriculture Agent News Highlight K-State Research and Extension Douglas County

Agriculture Workshop 
Spend a fun evening with Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Entomologist with Kansas State Research and Extension! Learn about concepts of biological control in relation to crop production systems, types of beneficial insects, and more!
For more information and to register here. Refreshments will be served!
Build it and They'll come, Beneficial Insects in Crop Production Systems. Another evening with Dr. Raymond Cloyd Kansas State Entomologist. Monday September 25, 2023 5:30 - 8:00 Pm TableView Farm 840 Shawnee Rd. Pomona, KS 66076 Scan Me To Register (QR code). Dr. Raymond Cloyd , Robert Hickerson , Kansas Specialty Producers' Field Day, Maimi County Conservation District & K-State Research and Extension Douglas County

New & Updated Publications for You: 

For more resources, see our "Resources Library".

Coleoptile Length of Winter Wheat Varieties 2023. MF3612. Romulo Lollato et al. 

Diagnosing Wheat Production Problems. S84. Erick DeWolf et al. 

Dual-Purpose Wheat Variety Performance 2023, MF3312, Romulo Lollato et al. 

Food Safety Tips for Consumers: GMO FoodsMF3636. Londa Nwadike, Cheryl Barnes

Improving Your Woodland for Timber Production. L725. Howard Freerksen and Elizabeth Jamison. 

Structural Pests: Ants. MF2887. Jeff Whitworth et al.

Structural Pests: Cockroaches. MF2765. Jeff Whitworth et al.

Soil Test Grant

Soil Test Grant  Available at our office for select Soil  Tests for Douglas County Land Owners