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Douglas County

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!

Upcoming Events

January 2020

29th: Farm Financial Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture Workshop Series #3

February 2020

4th: K-State Swine Profitability Conference, Manhattan, KS

5th: Farm Financial Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture Workshop Series #4

7th: Corn Management School, Olathe, KS

11th: Coffee, Cookies and Conversation - Ponds Maintenance: Aquatic Problems - Fish, Plants, Topeka, KS

13-14: Women Managing the Farm Conference, Manhattan, KS

20th: Coffee, Cookies and Conversation Series - Forestry, Topeka, KS

21st: Regional Farmers' Market Workshops, Olathe, KS

22nd: The Heart of the Farm: Women in Ag Program, Corning, KS

27th: K-State Winter Ranch Management Series, Yates Center, KS

28th: Women in Agriculture: From Partner to Decision Maker, Overbrook, KS

29th: Junior Beef Producer Day, Manhattan, KS

March 2020

6th: Cattlemen's Day, Manhattan, KS

10th: Coffee, Cookies and Conversation Series: Weeds in Crops and Pastures, Topeka, KS

14th: Junior Sheep Producer Day, Manhattan, KS

21st: KSU Sheep Producer Day, Manhattan KS


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Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff

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Mallory Meek

Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent