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Marion County

Making a Difference in Your Life

Welcome to Marion County Research and Extension. Your local K-State Research and Extension office is a tremendous resource for finding the information that you need. Love gardening? Check out our Lawn and Garden area. If you are interested in being a part of 4-H or being a volunteer, our 4-H Youth Development area has all of the information you need to get started. Visit Family and Consumer Sciences for information on Family and Child Development, Medicare and Aging, Nutrition and Wellness, and much more. Questions about Crops or Livestock...check out our Agriculture and Natural Resources Section!

Marion County Extension service is here to help all county residents by providing unbiased, research and evidence-based information they can rely on. Explore our website and if you don't find the answer you need, please feel free to contact us in person, by phone, or emailing the local Extension Agents.

The Marion County Extension Office is located at 202 S. 3rd, the Marion Courthouse Annex, in Marion, Kansas. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can reach us by phone at (620) 382-2325.

We're Hiring!

Interested in working for Marion County K-State Research and Extension? We are currently seeking applicants for the Marion County Extension Office Professional. 

Office Professional Position Description 

Application for Employment 

Applications are due to the Extension Office via email (rroberts@ksu.edu) or mail (202 S. 3rd St. Suite A Marion, KS 66861) by 5:00 PM on October 24, 2019. 



 Upcoming Events...

 WALKtober 2019

Marion County Residents are challenged to walk 150 minutes each week during WALKtober! Record your physical activity in minutes and have the chance to win one of three prizes! The WALKtober Calendar is due back to the Extension Office by November 4th to be eligible for prizes. 

Event Sponsors include: Marion Parks and Recreation, Marion County KSRE

Prize Sponsors include: USD 408, Diamond H Fitness, Marion Extension Office 



 Walking School Bus

National Walk to School Day is October 2nd. Gather your family and join us for a Walking School Bus to the Hillsboro Elementary School on October 2nd, and Marion Elementary School on October 7th!  Refreshments and goodies will be provided by the Marion County Health Department.  


-Date: October 8th 

-Meet Time: 7:05 AM

-Location: Grand Street



-Date: October 7th

-Meet Time (Breakfast Snack): 7:30 AM

-Start Walking: 8:00 AM

-Location: Subway Parking Lot


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Upcoming Events:

Sept 6-15—Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson

Sept 9—Stay Strong Stay Healthy Class Begins

Sept 16— Focus on Food Safety Seminar, 4-H Club Leader Meeting

Sept 18 - Farm Bill Meeting in Tampa

Sept 19—KSU Beef Stocker Field Day

Sept 20—KSU Agronomy Fall Field Day

Sept 25 - Farm Bill Meeting in Marion

Oct 1— 4-H Online Enrollment opens

Oct 2 - Farm Bill Meeting in Goessel

Oct 4 — KAP Award Portfolio and Pin Apps Due


Check out our 4-H Calendar 

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