Knowledge for Life  November 2015
This Holiday Season, Let Your Colon Be Your Guide
Yes. We're talking about what you think we're talking about -- poop. Don't let the holidays get you off track. Before holiday temptations strike, begin the road to better health with these tips on colon health.
Winterizing Your Home 
Making Good Choices About Firewood
Whether you're planning on cutting and splitting it yourself, or just ordering a load to burn on cold, winter nights remember that not all wood is created equal. Know what you're paying for and the amount of heat it will deliver this winter.
Car Accidents With Deer Increase During Fall
Deer are more active in the fall. The peak of the breeding season is upon us and you may see more deer at dawn and at dusk, or even in broad daylight. Here are things you can you do to reduce your chances of being involved in a deer/vehicle accident.
Fall Leaves - Options for Disposal
Raking the leaves that cover the lawn week after week is a challenge. Here are several alternatives for getting rid of fall's leaves.
Fertilize Kansas City Cool Season Lawns One Last Time Before Winter
November is the second most important time to fertilize your lawn. The timing of this application should be around the final mowing of the season, normally mid-month. Here's what to look for when purchasing lawn fertilizer.
4-H Achievement Night Celebration
Each November, Johnson County 4-H Youth Development takes time to celebrate the yearlong efforts of our youth and volunteers. Find out why celebrating success is an important aspect in youth programs.
New 4-H Family Orientation
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7
Time: 9:30 - 11a
Location: Extension Office Map to office
If your family is new to 4-H we encourage you to attend the New Family Orientation.  
Hispanic Entrepreneurs Expo  
Helping empower and support new and existing business owners will be the goal of the upcoming Hispanic Entrepreneurs Expo on November 12. The expo will include a number of educational workshops. Click here for details on this free event, which includes dinner. 
Fall a Good Time to Take Soil Tests
Assuming the weather cooperates, once fall crops are off the field, November would be a good time to take a soil test. With fields clear of vegetation, it makes running over acreage a lot easier to take multiple samples out of a field. Check out our sampling information for more details and how to receive up to 10 routine samples free. 
Director's Corner 
with Dan Lekie 
I'd like to invite you to the Johnson County Extension Education Foundation's (JCEEF) annual dinner gala and fund raising auction on Saturday, November 14. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Extension office. Memberships from $35 are available and include a ticket to the event. 

In the past the silent auction has provided opportunities to bid on sports memorabilia and other sporting items, clothing, arts and crafts items, restaurant gift certificates and more. Proceeds from the event support the Foundation's annual grant program, which funds Extension educational projects.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to demonstrate your support for Extension. To receive a membership application or to donate items for the silent auction, call the Extension office at (913) 715-7000, email

Or check out the website at 
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