Crops, Soil, Livestock, Forage, Wildlife, Lawn & Garden
A basic soil sample is $10 to mail and process. Payments can be made with a credit or debit card,check or cash. Checks can be made out to Wildcat Extension District. Each sample should be legibly marked with the sample ID, location name or a number. Information sheets can be completed prior to sample drop-off; you can find the sheets by clicking the links below. Our offices are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.Please call one of our offices if you have any questions.
Crawford County Extension Office (Girard): (620) 724-8233
Labette County Extension Office (Altamont): (620) 784-5337
Montgomery County Extension Office (Independence): (620) 331-2690
Wilson County Extension Office (Fredonia): (620) 378-2167
In This Time of Self-Isolation, Start a Garden! Article Audio
With the coronavirus pandemic putting pressure on local food systems, interest is resurfacing in homeowners starting Victory Gardens in their yards. Victory Gardens, originally called War Gardens, began in the late 1910s as the U.S. entered World War I. Renamed to Victory Gardens in World War II, it was the public’s way of easing pressure on food supplies by having American citizens produce most of their own food.
Jesse Gilmore - Horticulture Agent
Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people
Wendie Powell- Livestock Production Agent, Wildcat Extension District