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September 2021
Lawn & Garden
Propagate New Plants with Cuttings
Want to save on your annual plants? It is easy by taking cutting to start a new plant. This helpful video gives you the tools you need to make new plants for next spring.
Just like your car needs gassed up so does the lawn. September fertilization gives your lawn a full tank for good growth. Here’s what it needs to get rived up. 
Early September is the ideal time to put down grass seed to help fill in bare or thin areas. Proper seeding requires more than just broadcasting seed. Don’t miss this opportunity.

The last couple of years we have partnered with local orchards to test growing methods for apples. Join us on a tour of them while also listening to great speakers who are experts in farming and growing high-yield crops. You won't want to miss out!

Our last farmers' market was such a hit that we had to do it again! Join us at the WIC Garden on September 9 to taste test some tomatoes and pick up some fresh produce.
4-H Youth Development
Round Robin Winners

Every year, 4-H Youths are awarded grants and mentorships for their livestock. This years winners were announced at the 2021 Johnson County Fair. Read more about this accomplished youths above!
Natural Resources & Ag
Junior Extension Master Naturalists: Pollination Station!
Calling all 3rd- 5th graders! Come join us for another Jr Extension Master Naturalist class as we explore the world of pollinators and their benefits. The class is $5 per participant and will be 10 a.m. to noon on September 18 at the extension office pavilion and September 25 at the Pollinator Prairie in Olathe. For more information or to register, click below!

Do you know when to give termination notices for oral leases? While January 30th is the last day to give termination notice for the March 1st deadline, make sure to take into account the fall planting caveat.
With the closing of summer comes the beginning of the monarch migration. Join the Extension Master Naturalists from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pollinator Prairie in Olathe on September 25th to learn about pollinators. Monarch Watch will be tagging and releasing monarchs on-site, so be sure to bring the family as we send off the butterflies.
Community Development
Grant Development and Management Professional Course

Grants can be a wonderful thing, but they can also be the biggest pain! Are you looking to learn how to write a grant? Are you just wanting to become a better writer? Look no further, we at have you covered.
Home & Family
Can Crafting and Hobbies Help You Cope?
There is no doubt that every person has experienced difficult times. Some people use their creativity to help relieve stress, but does research support this thought?
Food recalls are often scary and confusing events. Here are some frequently asked questions to help clarify why food recalls happening and what to do when one happens to you.
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension
11811 S. Sunset Dr. Suite 1500 Olathe, KS 66061
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.