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Office Hours:
8:00 AM to Noon
12:30 to 4:30 PM

Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W Fifth St.
Holton, KS   66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125
Fax: 785-364-4775

Oskaloosa Office
P.O. Box 326
100 E Washington
Oskaloosa, KS  66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212
Fax: 785-863-3511

Seneca Office
1615 Branch St.
Seneca, KS  66538-1504
Phone: 785-336-2184
Fax: 785-336-6060


Agents Weekly News Columns

Click on the links below to read the weekly news articles in regards to Livestock/Natural Resources; Crops & Soils/Horticulture; Health/Nutrition; and Family/Community Wellness.

2023 News Columns

November 24, 2023
Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling; Put Hay to Work for Feed, Shelter & Fuel Savings; A Perennial Poinsettia; Tips for a Strong Financial New Year

November 17, 2023
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...; Will Cows Eat Corn Stalk Bales?; the USDA Unveils a New Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Helping Caregivers for Themselves;

November 9, 2023
Rental Arrangement Resources; Learn to Delegate; Medicare Marketing Rules: What You Need to Know; Keeping Your Family Safe This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2023
Why 50 Degrees; Swath Grazing; When Do I Prune My Trees?; Hidden Danger of Carbon Monoxide

October 27, 2023
Fall Herbicide Applications - Beyond the Weeds; Fall Grazing of Alfalfa; Prolong the Life of Your Garden Tools; Military Benefits and Medicare; Old Financial Rules Still Apply

October 20, 2023
Fall Musk Thistle Control; Soybean Residue, a Forage Crop?; Prepare Your Lawn Mower for Winter; Hospice Care: Myths vs. Facts

October 13, 2023
Soil Testing Forage Stands; Managing Reproduction Questions in Fall Calving Herds; National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week; Healthy Halloween Party Foods with Popcorn

October 6, 2023
Fall Forage Stand Evaluations; What's the Value of Heifers???; Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15; Electronics and Food Safety

Sepetember 29, 2023
Soybean SDS; Why Is This Cow Open?; Drought Tolerant Gardening; The Importance of Sleep; Small Changes Can Make Favorite Foods Healthier

September 22, 2023
Small Grain Cereal Options; Small Grain Cereals for Pasture; Prepare Your Soil for Spring; September is National Healthy Aging Month; A Better Boxed Meal

September 15, 2023
Variability in Soil Sampling; Programs for Dairy Producers; Planting Fall Cover Crops; Annual Notice of Change Letter-Arriving in September for Medicare Beneficiaries

September 8, 2023
Harvest Weed Management; Reducing Stress and Weaning; Fall Garden Checklist; September is Fall Prevention Month

September 1, 2023
Safety During Harvest; Investing in the Operation; HHS Announces First Drugs for Medicare Price Negotiation; Back to School Getting Your Child Off to a Great Start

August 25, 2023
Foxtail; Setting Records Isn't Always Positive; It's Time to Fertilize Cool Season Grasses; Build a Kit; Tips to Safely Freeeze Your Tomatoes

August 18, 2023
The Effects of Late Season Usage on Cool Season Grasses; Thinking Versus Reacting; Does Medicare Pay for an Annual Physical?; Creating a Monthly Budget

August 11, 2023
Late Season Weed Control Evaluations; Grazing Conference Ruminations; USGS Wants Your Dead Butterflies; How to File a Medicare Appeal

August 4, 2023
Soybean Insects & Defoliation; When to Pull the Bull?; Brown Spots in Your Lawn; Medicare Data Breach; 4-H Food Champions Share Winning Recipes

July 28, 2023
More Heat Stress-Effects on Soybeans; Turnips, Not Just for the Garden; It's Time to Plant Fall Crops; Dining with Diabetes program

July 19, 2023
Stressing the Corn Crop; Nitrate Poisoning in Livestock; The Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Northeast Kansas; Managing Brain Health

July 14, 2023
Hemp Dogbone; Alternatives for Coping with Short Pasture; Tomato Leaf Curl; Cybersecurity for Older Americans; 75th Anniversary Fair Preparations Underway

July 7, 2023
Post-Harvest Hay Field Evaluations; Cull Cow Marketing; Organic Mulches for Your Garden; Stopping Medical Identity Theft; Avoiding Some Food Preservation Mistakes

June 30, 2023
Tar Spot Confirmation - What Does it Mean?; Livestock Quality Concerns; Can Your Phone Identify Plants for You?; Ending of the COVID-19 Health Emergency and Medicaid Redetermination; Sesame Allergy: A Growing Concern; What is Alpha-gal Allergy?

June 23, 2023
What to Epect from Fungicide Applications to Corn; Bagworm Hatch; Livestock Water Requirements; Listeriosis-Food Borne Illness; Effective Delegation in the Family

June 16, 2023
Summer Monitoring; Tree Health Evaluation; Problematic Pinkeye; Rural Childcare Part 2; Should I Vacuum Package Food at Home?

June 9, 2023
Hackberry Butterfly; Proper Hay Storage Benefits; Surviving the Kansas Heat; Keeping Food Safe When Traveling

June 2, 2023
Hay Harvest Height; Tomato diseases; Calm Cattle Pay; Are Dietary Supplements Helpful for Older Adults?; Community Blessing Boxes and Food Safety

May 26, 2023
Early Summer Sericea Control; Bagworms Already?; Beware of the Hazards of Plants to Livestock; Safe Summer Driving for Seniors; Making Fruit Leather; Salmonella in Raw Flour

May 19, 2023
Early Fungicide Applications to Corn; Caterpillar Feeding in Trees; Tick Talk; Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams Still Going On; Kansas 4-H State Fair Foods Rule Change

May 12, 2023
Soybean Seedling Diseases; Turfgrass Issues Abound; Are You Ready for June 11?; May is Older Americans Month; Working Out While Cooking

May 5, 2023
Proper Pesticide Use; Estrus Synchronization and AI Protocols; How to Propertly Dispose of and Store Medications; What You Watch Is What You Want

April 28, 2023
Soybean N Credit; Orchardgrass in Lawns; Small Ruminant Basics; May is Mental Health Awareness Month; 30 Years of Food Safety Changes

April 21, 2023
Soybean Freeze Injury?; Fruit Tree Frost/Freeze Injury to Fruit Trees; Livestock Injection Basics; What is a Medicare Medical Savings Account?; Preparing For the Storm

April 14, 2023
As Grass Gets Growing; Fruit Tree Fertiliztion; Processing Calves at Turnout; Rural Childcare Shortage; "Water: It's Time to Drink Up"

April 7, 2023
Soybean Nutrient Removal; How Low Should You Go?; Watch for Grass Tetany This Spring; Considering a Reverse Mortgage?  Understand the Facts First; Food Prep When the Power Goes Out; National Volunteer Week: A Thank You to the 4-H Volunteers!

March 31, 2023
Soybean Seed Treatments; Disease/Insect Management Ideas for Apple Trees; Bull Breeding Soundness Exam; Extended Auto Warranties; Windfall or Money Owed; Financial Expert Urges Taxpayers to Make a Plan

March 24, 2023
Planting When It's Cool; Evergreens Not Green; Successful Horse Grazing; National Take a Walk in the Park Day

March 17, 2023
Alfalfa Weevil Emergence Begins; Rust - On Pears?; Chicks; More Than a Secular Easter Icon; March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Microgreens Pack a Punch; Testing Pressure Canners

March 10, 2023
2023 KSU Chemical Weed Control Guide; Wild Onion/Garlic; Moisture in Sheep Barns; Women's History Month:  Kansas Women:  Nell Donnelly Reed; Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Corned Beef; Reusing Plastic Food Storage Bags

March 3, 2023
Grass Growth and Development - Get...Ready...; Using a Soil Thermometer; What Can You Afford to Spend on a Bull?;  Spring Forward: Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time; Expensive Eggs Try Egg Substitutes

February 24, 2023
2023 Dicamba Training Resources; Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees; Lice in Water; Check Your Credit; Making a Meal From What's on Hand

February 17, 2023
Applicator Certification; Pruning Fruit Trees; Pond Ecology & Management; Manage Your Arthritis

February 10, 2023
Native Grass Establishment; Fruit Trees Frost Tolerance; Sheep & Goat Opportunities; Focus on Family Caregivers; Egg Safety from Hen to Consumer

February 3, 2023
Corn/Soybean Disease Management Meetings; Truth or Myth:  Planting Muskmelons Next to Cucumbers Will Change Their Taste; Selection Indexes, Production Data or EPD's??; February is American Heart Month; Keeping Children Warm and Safe

January 27, 2023
Tar Spot; Truth or Myth: Coffee Grounds to Lower pH; Does Your Stocking Rate Need Adjusting?; Operation Red File; Brain Health and Tea; Kitchen Cupboard Management 101

January 20, 2023
Weed/Brush Control Practices; Truth or Myth - Pesticide Toxicity; How Far Should Cattle Walk to Water?; Medicare Changes in 2023; New to Medicare; Stock Your Pantry the MED Way; Bitter Taste Could Be in Your Genes

January 13, 2023
ARC/PLC Decision Date; Truth or Myth - Adding Sand to Clay Soils; Limited Forage Availability, Now What?; Make Your New Year Health Resolution; Making Your Family Walks More Fun

January 6, 2023
The Interst in Land Rental Rates; Vegetable Garden Planting...Guide...; Lambing and Kidding Reminders; Help Paying for Home Energy Costs; January is Radon Action Month

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