Health, Nutrition, Home, Family and Youth Development News
Increasing Muscle Strength
You don't have to be a gym rat to reap the rewards of physical activity. Stay Strong Stay Healthy is an evidence-based program to improve health and quality of life through strength training. Learn how you can build muscle strength, and improve balance and flexibility.
Healing from Grief
Grief can be the result of losing someone you love or from the loss of a job or your home. Regardless of the cause, here are steps to help heal from grief.
Johnson County Fair July 28 - Aug. 3
Supporting Johnson County Youth Through the Auction
Do you have a family member, friend, neighbor, or community member in 4-H? Show support for your local 4-H’er by attending the Livestock Auction and Project Auction.
Board Leadership Series
At some point in life, most of us will find ourselves serving on a community board such as a parent/teacher board, a church board, a local service organization or club board, the city council board, the Extension Board, or even the Board of County Commissioners. If you are interested in civic engagement and community involvement, we have an upcoming course that could be of benefit to you.
Lawn, Garden, AG and Environmental News
Battling Bagworms
Bagworms were horrible last year. Feeding will leave the plant ugly, denuded, or, in some cases, will kill it within a year. Control is all in the timing. Bagworms are just now starting to hatch and feed. A simple insecticide application early on will save trees and shrubs.
Summer Lawn Care
As the temperature heats up and the rainfall wains, our lawns can show signs of stress. Summer lawn care is not just about watering, but also the right cultural practices to help you succeed. Here are a few strategies to keep your lawn alive during a summer of stress.
Mosquito Protection and Control
Heavy spring rains and warm temperatures are perfect for breeding mosquitoes this summer. Here are steps to take to protect you and your family.
Flea Beetles: Detection and Management
Calls to our office are steadily rising, all with a similar issue: “What are these small holes or bites on my broccoli leaves, my salad greens, my cucumber seedlings?” Find out what's bugging your veggies this spring.
Wednesday, June 26 / 9 - 11 a.m.
Backyard Garden Open to the Public
Come out to the country and see what is growing in this EMG demonstration garden. Daylilies are expected to be the star of the show while warm-season vegetables and fruit will be flourishing. EMG volunteers will be on hand to give you a tour and help you learn new information to take home.
Friday, June 21 / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pollinator Prairie Wonders of Discovery
Learn More at Orientation:
Wednesday, June 26 / 1 - 3 p.m.
Apply to Become an Extension Master Gardener
If you have ever considered joining one of the most dynamic Master Gardener programs in the country, now is the time. Applications are currently being accepted for classes beginning this September.

EMG volunteers assist Extension by engaging in a multitude of interactive community projects. Learn more about this fun and lively program by attending an orientation session on June 26.
JoCo Residents
Get Your Free Soil Test
Johnson County residents get a free yearly test courtesy of the Johnson County Stormwater Program.  The test helps guide you with recommendations for proper fertilization.

Take the guess work out of gardening and lawn care. Get your free test today!
Your Yard This June
Need a few ideas of what you should be doing in the garden this month? Check out what tasks can be be done during June.
Classes & Events
To register online click on the class link. Or call 913-715-7000.
July Classes
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