K-State Research and Extension – Shawnee County


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1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604-3052 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-0062
Fax: (785) 232-0093
Email: sn@listserv.ksu.edu

Laurie Chandler
, County Extension Director

Mission Statement: Dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis and education.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Agriculture: Printed information and expertise in the following areas: crops, livestock, forestry, insects, and conservation and relative urban problems.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences: Educational programs, printed information and expertise on food safety, housing, nutrition, family life, parenting, adult development and aging, family financial management and consumer information.
  • Horticulture: Educational programs on selection, planting and care of garden and landscape plants.  Services include soil fertility testing, disease diagnosis, weed and insect identification. Extension Master Gardener volunteers staff a “Response Line” on weekday afternoons (April – September) at (785) 357-GROW (4769). Questions about any aspect of home environment horticulture are invited.
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). (see listing)
  • 4-H Youth Development (see listing)

Eligibility: Any Shawnee County resident desiring the service

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-0062 or visit the office

Fees: User fees charged for some events, services and publications

Funding:  Federal, state and county governments, grants

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