Knowledge for Life Newsletter

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February 2023

February Financial Check-In

Take a moment to check-in on your financial goals this year through our February Financial Check-In list.

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Johnson County Extension Updates

Extension Council Welcomes New

2023 Executive Board Members

The 2023 Extension Council welcomed five new board members on January 9th!

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Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Are you interested in joining a community-based board, but don't have the training? Our "Welcome A-Board" course is just for you.

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4-H Youth Development

Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors

The Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors are a group of teen leaders that go above and beyond to promote 4-H clubs in Johnson County. Learn more about how these opportunities help develop leadership skills in 4-H'ers.

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Home & Family

Tax Time Savings Tips

Learn to take advantage of tax time to save money throughout the year.

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K-State Garden Hour

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an informative and popular gardening series sponsored by K-State Extension Horticulture. February 1 tune-in for More Plants from Your Plants: Introduction to Vegetative Plant Propagation. 

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International Master Gardener Conference Coming to Johnson County

Over 800 enthusiastic EMGs from around the country are set to converge in Johnson County June 18-22, 2023. The IMGC is the ultimate educational opportunity for EMGs. They will participate in tours, workshops, trade show, educational classes and enjoy learning from each other. Learn more about the conference by visiting the IMGC website –

IMGC 2023 Website

Light it Up! The Best Light Source of Healthy Transplants

Growing your own transplants has many advantages. Proper lighting is needed for success. But what type of light source is best?

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Healthy Yards Expo Returns March 11

The 11th Healthy Yards Expo is an opportunity to learn more about going green in your home and landscape. Talk to vendors, attend informative classes, purchase a radon kit, bring your soil sample, or shop the native plant sale. It’s free, come one come all. 

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Pruning Evergreens: The Ins and Outs

Evergreen pruning requires a little bit more knowledge, as one wrong cut can create a long-term issue. Proper pruning starts with the correct timing and knowledge of where to make the appropriate cut. 

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Lawn or Garden questions? Call our

Gardening Hotline!

(913) 715-7050

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Health & Food Safety

Show Your Heart Some Love This Month During Heart Health Month

1 in 5 deaths in the US is from heart disease. Learn the risks of heart disease, and ways to keep your heart happy and healthy.

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

(913) 715-7017

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Natural Resources

Junior Extension Master Naturalists

Do you know a child that wants to be a "Kansas Wild Kid"? Check out our Junior Extension Master Naturalist program on February 18th!

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Making Good Choices About Firewood

Learn about important environmental practices to remember to keep your fires safe for the environment.

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Time to Think About Fruit Tree Care

February starts the calendar for fruit tree care. Learn the timely tasks you should be doing to start your trees off for another bountiful harvest.

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