June Knowledge for Life has tips to ease you into summer. Kids home alone? Picky eater? Should you water your lawn? Find out here.
Knowledge for Life e-News          June 2016

Forty percent of the land in Johnson County is still used for agriculture production. Yet so many of us feel far removed from the farm. But if you shop at a local farmers market you are connected to farming. In this issue of Knowledge for Life, find out how you can connect with the past and present at the Farm to Table event June 16. 

We also have tips on managing your lawn through the summer heat. Are your kids home alone? Find out steps to ease the transition while they're home for the summer. And if your child is a picky eater, relax. We got you covered.

June 16 / Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm in Olathe
Sample fresh fruit and crunchy vegetables, pork, beef, local wines, and historic items from a 19th century farm including chuck wagon beans, summer kitchen biscuits and butter, homemade ice cream, and Oregon trail coffee at this FREE event.
Picky Eaters
Plan Now for Summer Lawn Watering
June is one of the wettest months in KC. While the grass is still growing now is the time to plan ahead. Will you water this summer? That depends on your style and desired inputs. June is a good time to develop a strategy to get the most out of your lawn this summer. Here are a couple of ways to help ensure your lawn survives whatever Mother Nature throws its way this summer.
Home Alone
With the kids home from school this summer many parents are deciding whether their child is old enough to stay home alone. Here are some tips to make this transition a positive one.
Keys to Embracing Aging
Does anyone really look forward to growing older? But there are several keys to help us grow old gracefully, successfully and with increased longevity. Find out one of keys to help us embrace aging.
Flies on Cattle
Horn flies are considered the most important external parasite of cattle. High summertime populations cause cattle to lose weight and lower milk production. Keep these points is mind when considering fly control.
VetGun Available for Loan
The Johnson County Livestock Association has a VetGun available to use. Members may use the gun for free. Non-members may join the association for $10 and then use the gun. Details here.
4-H Volunteers: Recipe for Success
Extension relies heavily on volunteers to help deliver its educational programing and to be a success. 4-H depends on its diverse volunteers to to grow and succeed in bringing positive youth development programs to our county. But what goes in to making a successful volunteer?
Looking to Volunteer? Think About Joining the Extension Master Gardeners
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you enjoying volunteering in your community? If so then the Johnson County Extension Master Gardener program may be for you. EMG volunteers assist Extension in educational projects that help extend our outreach into the county. Applications are now being accepted for the Class of 2016 which will be held this fall.

Classes & Events
To register online click on the class link or call 913-715-7000.
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