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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Make an appointment, before coming into the office.

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax
jo@listserv.ksu.eduMap to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

4-H at Home

Using Zoom for 4-H Meetings - A document with instructions and helpful tips on using Zoom.

How to Prevent Uninvited Guests on Your Digital Meetings: 

Uninvited Guests

4-H Fiber Arts: Crocheting Basics

Part 1:

00:30 What do I need?

02:10 Create a Slip Knot

03:20. Making a Chain 

Part 2: 

00:45 Single Crochet

04:10 Turning and Counting Stitches

06:15. Finishing Off the Project


4-H Health: Positivity Rocks

Share positive message in your community by creating #4HRocks. 

Positivity 1 Positivity 2 Positivity 3

4-H Health: Walking Bingo

Take daily walks with your family members for your mental, social, and physical health. Can you black out the bingo card in 3-days? 

Walking Bingo

4-H Horticulture: Learn from an Agent

Part 1: 

01:10 What ar some fruits, vegetables and herbs ideal for harvesting during fair?

4:55 What kind of plant do you grow indoors and how do you decide?

7:30 I don't have a lot of space, what can I do?

Find publications referenced at https://hnr.k-state.edu/extension/publications/vegetables.html

Part 2: 

00:20 What are some recommended vegetables for first time growers?

01:30 How can I figure out the best place to start my garden?

02:35 What can 4-H'ers do to support their local farmers?

05:50 Where can I find CSAs near me?

Resources shared in this video:

  • www.suncalc.org - Map the path of sun.
  • https://fromthelandofkansas.com - Directory of all producers of meat, vegetable, fruit, and other value added products in Kansas.
  • https://KSCGA.org - Search for farms in Johnson County, Kansas
  • https://www.kchealthykids.org - Support local producers
  • https://www.kchealthykids.org/covid-19-policy-resources/ - List of available CSA's in the KC Metro Area.
  • Master Gardener Hotline - email garden.help@jocogov.org

4-H Photography:

Photography Bingo: 

4-H Project Leader Jaden encourages you to enhance your photography skills by pushing yourself to take a variety of different types of photos. Play around with the different settings on your camera to familiarize yourself and learn how each mode changes the quality of the photos.

4-H Photography Bingo

4-H Sportfishing Tournament (State 4-H Contest) 

Kansas 4-H is hosting a Sportfishing Tournament that you can participate locally throughout the year. Simply snap a photo, get it verified by a witness and send the entry form. The tournament runs throughout the year and ends September 15, 2020. 

Sportfishing Tournament

4-H STEAM: Oobleck Science

Explore the 3 states of matter with this simple activity using cornstarch and water. (PDF of Activity)

Literary Connection: Bartholomew and the Oobleck (By: Dr.Seuss)

4-H Visual Arts: Origami Art

Explore the art of Japanese paper folding by creating a samurai hat and/or jumping frog. (PDF of Activity)

Literary Connection: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (By: Eleanor Coerr)

Quick Facts from 4-H'ers: 

Quick Fact from Chase (Entomology)