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

Office Hours:

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

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map 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.

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

Paden Bedford

Communications Manager


Areas of Specialization:

  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Strategy
  • Internal/External Communications


Personal History/Background

Paden grew up in De Soto, right on the Johnson County line. After high school, Paden attended Kansas State University to pursue dual degrees in Strategic Communications and Spanish. Throughout his collegiate career, Paden held various communications positions in the finance, entertainment, and public service industry, as well as serving as the Vice President of Communications for his fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi, for three years. 

Paden's passion for working with communities led him back home to Johnson County, working under his alma mater at the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office as the Communications Manager.



  • B.A. in Mass Communications - Strategic Communications emphasis; Kansas State University
  • B.A. in Modern Languages - Spanish; Kansas State University