Master Gardener Training Course - Fall 2017

The 12-week course will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm from August 29th through November 14th at Grinstead Hall at the University of Central Missouri.  Cost of the course is $165 per individual or $230 per couple and includes all training materials or $25 per individual session.  To register for the course or for more information, contact the Travis Harper at or the Johnson County Extension Center by phone (660) 747-3193.  Registrations and payment deadline is August 24th

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2017 Johnson County Fair

The 2017 Johnson County Fair will be held at the Johnson County Fairground from July 9th through the 15th.  Registrations forms are due to our office no later than June 28th.  Click here for more fair information.  

Clover Kid Day Camp!

It’s time again for Johnson County Clover Kid Day Camp! It is open to all youth ages 5-7 or those who will be clover kids next year. The Johnson County    4-H Council has tons of activities planned for the day. Don’t miss out! $15 fee includes T-shirt, crafts and lunch. RSVP no later than July 25.

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Soil Testing

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.

There is a $15 per sample fee for testing soil. Results are normally returned within two weeks. Soil samples should be dry. Wet samples will delay results.

Five Saving Tips

As the price of food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare, hobbies and vacations continue to rise, is it possible for budget-conscious parents to save money without making dramatic changes - without doing a complete lifestyle overhaul? As it happens, small sacrifices go a long way, and can make a big difference.

Here are 5 ways to save money. And they require practically zero effort. Click here for Dedra Thomas' article.