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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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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. 

Willie's Farm Family

Douglas County Farmers! You can be this year's Willie's Farm Family and win 2 complimentary tickets for the K-State vs. Central Florida football game on Saturday, September 23, 2023, if you enter by June 12, 2023! Follow the link, https://bit.ly/willies-farm-family-2023, or scan the QR code to submit your nomination!

Imagery of varios types of farms on the far right with a stamp over it reading "Calling all Dg Co farmers!" On the left of that there is Text that reads "Enter for a change to be Douglas County's Willie's Farm Family! Enter Now! Entry Deadline: June 12, 2023" after that there is a text that reads, Enter Now, and has an arrow pointing downward towards more text saying the entry deadline. To the immediate left of that is the text that reads, "Win 2 Complimentary Tickets to the K-State vs. Central Florida football game on September 23, 2023! There is alsoa  QR code leading to the nomination form and a bit.ly/willies-farm-family-2023 link and the K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer statement.

Margit's Focus Articles

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

2023 Kansas Pasture Survey 

"The 2023 Kansas Pasture Survey collects information on all types of pasture use and practices, including pasture availability, leasing rates, and fencing rates. It should take less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey is administered through the K-State Land Use Survey Office and will be open through May 31, 2023."

Pasture image with green grass and a clear blue sky in background. Forefront says "2023 Kansas Pasture Survey" along with a "scan me" bitly QR code as well as a note saying, "Closes on May 31, 2023"

2023 Kansas Bluestem Pasture Survey 


 Soil Test Grant 

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