The USDA Service Center is open to the public for walk-in visits between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday with the exception of all federal holidays. Conservation District office hours are 8:30AM – 4:30PM.
Conservation Cost-Share Program Signup
We are currently accepting applications for conservation cost-share projects.
Contact us about your project ideas. High priority practices include, but are not limited to:
- Brush management on productive pastureland
- Grazing management systems to promote water quality (water tanks, cross-fencing)
- Soil health improvement – cover crops and no-till
- Establishing permanent vegetation on degraded cropland
- Erosion and sediment control on cropland (ie. terraces and waterways)
Applicants may submit applications in person at our office or online at firstname.lastname@example.org
The conservation district in cooperation with KSU Research & Extension with funding provided through the Non Point Source Pollution control program are again offering FREE SOIL TESTING.
Beginning July 12, 2022 landowners may submit up to ten free tests on agricultural land and homeowners may submit up to four free tests on lawn and gardens. Soil samples should be taken to the Paola Extension office.
Pond Algae Testing
Water is an essential nutrient for our animals and should be considered as a source of toxins like nitrates, sulfates, heavy metals, lead, and blue green algae. Correct water sampling will aid in your investigation of potential problems. The K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab provides testing of pond/tank/stream water.
The District is eager to help create custom blended seed mixes, including cover crop mixes, pollinator mixes, honey bee mixes, and other specialty blends to assist with erosion control, pasture/hayland enhancement, and wildlife habitat needs. Contact us at (913) 294-3751 ext. 3 to let us help create a custom seed blend for your conservation needs today.
Conservation District receives additional grant for urban ag work