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Pottawatomie County

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Grand ChallengesExtension programs present useful information related to agriculture, home economics, youth development, family life, business and economics, healthy living, and much more.  We take programs to schools, gardens, community centers, and other places. Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop, and lead.  We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.

The Extension staff conducts educational programs for adult and youth residents of Pottawatomie County in the program areas of 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture/Horticulture and Community Development.

Pottawatomie County is an expansive county of 551,692 acres or 862 square miles. The northern portion of the county is largely agricultural while many southern areas consist of existing and planned developments. The county contains several cities and towns including: Belvue, Blaine, Duluth, Emmett, Fostoria, Havensville, Louisville, East Manhattan, Olsburg, Onaga, St George, St Marys, Wamego, Westmoreland and Wheaton.

Pottawatomie County is a growing county, population of 22,302 (2012 Census), with a continued expansion of new construction in the housing markets and business sectors.

The county is diversified in its businesses and industry. The county is home to several excellent school systems including a High School nationally recognized for academics, two State Lakes and Tuttle Creek Reservoir.



Crops, Cookin' & Conversation - postponed until Fall 2020   

Walk Kansas 2020

     Week 1 Newsletter 

     Week 2 Newsletter

     Week 3 Newsletter

     Week 4 Newsletter

     Week 5 Newsletter

     Week 6 Newsletter

     Week 7 Newsletter

     Week 8 Newsletter

     Captain Guide

     Team Registration

     Captain's Log

     Participant Guide

     Registration Form

     Daily Log

     Activity Guide

     Photo Contest

2020 Area Agriculture Program Events 

2018 Farm Bill Informational Meeting Presentations

   Farm Bill Appointments

Access to Affordable, Quality Child Care in Pottawatomie County

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Housing and Credit Counseling

  - Get help with personal housing and financial goals with virtual counseling at the Extension office.

Ag Management Tools

   - Management Minder
   - Estrus Synchronization Planner
   - Cover Crop Decision Tools