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November 2022

4-H Youth Development

The Impact of 4-H on Youth and Community

The mission of 4-H is “to give all young people access to opportunity”. 4-H is a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people “Learn by Doing”. What does this mean for youth development? Read below to find out more.

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Home & Family

Medicare Changes for 2023

Medicare isn’t a single policy. Instead, insurance through Medicare and private insurers can have several different types of coverage. These are designated by letters, which can be confusing for even the savviest retirees.

To help sift through the alphabet soup of Medicare, here is a breakdown of what those letters mean and some of the changes happening in 2023. 

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What's Growing in the Garden?

With our first frost in the books and the holidays fast approaching, the winter season is upon us. What is growing in the WIC Garden?

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Dormant Lawn Seeding: Does it Work?

Did you delay fall seeding based on the dry conditions? Any success begins with the right timing and methods. 

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November Fertilizing Pays Come Spring

One last application of fertilizer will give your lawn the jump start it needs next spring.

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Prevent Deer Damage Before It Happens

Fall and winter are the most active and damaging times for deer in the landscape. Antler rubbing can destroy a tree. Protect them before it is too late. 

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Lawn or Garden questions? Call our

Gardening Hotline!

(913) 715-7050

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Health & Food Safety

Talking Turkey

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to talk all things turkey! Learn about food safety and nutrition this upcoming holiday.

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Have nutrition, food safety or health questions? Contact us!

(913) 715-7017

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Natural Resources

Pond Renovations in the Winter

DeAnn Presley, K-State Soil Management specialist, and Herschel George, K-State Watershed specialist, answer some frequently asked questions regarding dry ponds.

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Feeding Birds in the Winter: HPAI

Learn recommendations on feeding birds during the winter while helping reduce the spread of the Highly Pathogen Avian Influenza.

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