Bringing K-State to Johnson County
Here at the K-State Johnson County Extension Office, we pledge to serve our community in a variety of ways, from health and nutrition, to agricultural and horticultural needs, money management, and much more. We exist to help others through Kansas State University knowledge and information in order to better serve our communities, specializing in problem-solving, education, and community service.
Since 1917, the Johnson County Extension Office has dedicated our time and resources to ensure that the community of Johnson County continues to grow and thrive.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA):
February 7 to April 13
VITA is a free tax return preparation service for qualified individuals making $64,000 a year or less. Learn more.
Knowledge for Life: Our monthly newsletter
Knowledge for Life is full of current research and tips from our agents, plus a list of upcoming events and helpful reminders.
Do I Need a Soil Test?
Soil fertility is important for good plant growth. Testing is the only way to know nutrient levels.
A test gives you accurate information about the type and amount of fertilizer or amendment to apply. Applying proper amounts decreases runoff that can pollute waterways. This protects the environment and saves you money.
A soil test measures pH and available nutrients.Johnson County homeowners are eligible to receive one free test (Package #1) per household per calendar year.
Proper collection of a soil sample is important for accuracy and analysis. Follow these steps for taking good samples.
2024 Healthy Yards Expo
This free, family friendly event will show you how to make greener choices for lawn and home. Learn more