Johnson County Livestock Association
The Johnson County Livestock Association began as a grass roots efforts in 1989 to support, promote and improve livestock in the county. Early issues that were addressed included county zoning regulations, environmental regulations, animal rights activities, urban livestock education and marketing. The first elected board of directors included Glenn Bonar, Gladys Krauss, Bob Knoche, J.P. Lefmann, Russ Nellor, and Tom Ewing.
JCLA provides a number of educational programs designed to support livestock producers, our urban neighbors, and our 4-H livestock project members. One of our initiatives includes the 4-H Livestock Mentee and Mentor Grant Program. With funding from Johnson County Farm Bureau and ADM, funds will be made available to help purchase livestock projects and to provide scholarships for older 4-H mentors. If you would like to apply for either of these programs, please fill out one of our applications below.
Applications for the 2022/2023 cycle are below.
An annual meeting is held to bring members together to get an update on the organization, listen to a speaker on a pertinent topic, and see the hard work from the mentor and mentee grant recipients as they present the past year's projects.
This year's annual meeting will be at 6:00pm on January 31st, 2022 at the Extension Office. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The speaker will be Rick McNary, founder of Shop Kansas Farms LLC. For ticket prices and to reserve your spot please call the extension office 913-715-7000 by January 28th, 2022.