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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

Nutrition, Health, Safety: News & Events

Kansans increasingly seek information about their food and nutrition needs, about how to prepare easy and nutritious meals, and about physical activity. We are commited to helping Kansans eat more healthfully and increase physical activity can improve their quality of life now and in the future and reduce healthcare costs.  See below  our most recent News and Events across the programs we provide and support! 

Living WellMaster Food Volunteers SNAP-Ed Highlights You Asked It!   Douglas County Walk Kansas Page

We have updated our Douglas County Food Resources in English and Spanish! See QR Codes & links below! 

Share these Links: Douglas County Food Resources |Recursos de comida del Condado Douglas

Health & Wellness Highlight

Our Community Health and Wellness Team – Community Health and Wellness Agent and SNAP-Ed nutrition Educator participated in 2 health fairs over the past weekends. “Embrace Eudora” and “Be Well Baldwin” were wellness events focused on providing free resources for families in Douglas County communities. The events were designed to educate, inform, and encourage the community to benefit from an array of health and wellness resources, health screenings, family services enrollment, and more. Our team had information about nutrition education programs and the overall services provided by K-State Research and Extension.

images of Sofia and Kaitlyn at their table at douglas county health fair events

Quarterly Virtual Local Foods Town Halls 

Interested in learning more about local food projects, organizations, and opportunities across the state? These Quarterly Virtual Town Halls are for you! For more information/register: https://tinyurl.com/ymnm3mvt
Quarterly Virtual Town Halls April 24, 2024 | 11:00 AM Learn more about local food projects, organizations, and opportunities across the state. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Relay for Life 

Relay for Life Douglas County promotional flyerLMH Health has a community event that they are sharing!

"Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost and unites us in our commitment to fight back against every kind of cancer. Join us from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, May 31 for this free, fun and family-friendly event! Visit www.relay.org/douglasks for more information and to register as a participant, team captain, cancer survivor or caregiver.

 Raising awareness and money helps the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking research and helping people living with cancer with free programs and services. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the KidZone, where kids can climb on inflatables, participate in activities, see emergency vehicles and enjoy outdoor games. Several food trucks and vendors will also be on site. We hope you’ll join us!"

Living Well

-No Living Well Updates at this time- 

Master Food Volunteers

Want to downsize your kitchen or find useful kitchen tools and books? 

Our Extension Master Food Volunteers are hosting another Kitchen Sale of lightly used kitchen-ware! We are accepting donations at the K-State Research and Extension Douglas County Office from March 27- April 25, 9 am - 4pm! 

The Sale will be happening on April 27, 2024 from 10am - 2 pm! Proceeds will go towards our Extension Master Food Volunteer program that supports food-safety programs, food preservation, food publication education and more throughout the community! 

Promo For Extension Master Food Volunteers' Kitchen Sale

WIBW TV 13 Red Couch Talk
Our Community Health and Wellness Agent, Kaitlyn, and our EMFV Joan, were on TV, WIBW sharing about the awesome upcoming Kitchen Sale! Missed it? Check it out here: https://tinyurl.com/48z5ku6h 
We were on WIBW TV 13's Red Couch!  Joan, Kaitlyn, & Melissa on Red Couch set

SNAP-Ed Highlights

Walk With Ease - April 2024

Walk with Ease is a community-based physical activity and education program developed by the Arthritis Foundation.

While walking is the central activity, Walk with Ease is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies.

This FREE 6-week program includes a guidebook with solutions for problems with being physically active.

*We will gather 3 times a week for 6 weeks, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10:30 - 11:30 am*

Join us for 3 days a week for This FREE 6 - Week program that includes a guidebook with solutions for problems with being physically active. Walk with ease Arthritis Foundation bit.ly/42M2gQv April 1st - May 13th  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30-11:30 AM. Community Building  115 West 11th Street Lawrence, KS Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Increase balance, strength and walking pace Build confidence in your ability to be physically active Improve overall health

Douglas County SNAP-Ed Page

WorkWell Douglas County

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WorkWell Douglas County Page 

You Asked It! 

April 2024

TheRapid Response Center's "You Asked It" for April 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: 

Ready for Rhubarb
Ham it Up!
Become an Egg-spert
New Website for Nantional Center for Home Food Preservation
Spring Lamb for Spring Meals
2024 Field to Fork Webinar Series
Celebrate Easter with Egg-stra Care