Johnson County Jackpot Show

May 25th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds

For more information and entry form, click here.  

Saving Food After a Power Outage 

Those of us in the Midwest know that spring storms can bring power outages. When freezers and refrigerators are off for several hours, whether it’s from a storm or accidental, here are the food safety rules about what to keep or toss. Susan Mills-Gray Article.

Century Farms

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.

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 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!

photo: Johnsoun County office on College Colords Day