Johnson County 4-H Carnival
Bring the whole family out to the Johnson County Fair Grounds on Saturday, March 15th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for the 4-H Carnival! Games for all ages, food, prizes, and an auction! Tickets are 5 for $1. We hope to see you there!
4-H Enrollment Deadline
Parents that are interested in enrolling your child(ren) in the Johnson County 4-H, please note that forms must be completed and turned in to the Extension office by April 1st for the member's project(s) to be eligible to compete in the Johnson County and State Fair. Forms can be found in the 4-H section of our web site under Applications and Forms. Contact the office at 747-3193 with any questions.
Energy Saving Workshop
Tired of the high cost to heat and cool your home? Large electric bills have you down? Attend the Home Energy Savings Workshop at Trails Regional Library, March 26th from 6:30 to 9 pm for tips and tools on reducing your home energy bill. No cost to attend, must register by March 19th. For more information, click here, or to register, call 747-6231 or 747-3193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Missouri Century Farm program dates back to 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This is awarded to Century Farms that have been in the family for 100 years or more. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor. The 2013 Century Farm recipients are as follows: Haile-Simmons Family, Garrett Family, Bracken Family, and Kilmer Family.
Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks and cost $15 per sample. Soil samples should be dry. Wet samples will delay results. See flier (PDF) for more information.
College Colors Day
The Johnson County Extension Center won second place in College Colors Day!