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Shawnee County

Leroy Russell
Leroy Russell
Agriculture Agent

Phone: 785-232-0062 ext. 108
Fax: 785-232-0093
E-mail: lrussell@ksu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Leroy administers the Agriculture program.

Bio Brief
In January 2009, I changed positions from 4-H agent to Agriculture agent in Shawnee County.

I grew up on a crop, beef cattle, dairy and horse farm in Greenwood County.  I graduated from K-State with a Masters of Science in Agriculture Education degree.  Then I went on t teach Agriculture Education/FFA at Washburn Rural High School for 13 years and then spent 26 1/2 years as the Shawnee County 4-H agent.

Our staff will help you with questions in agronomy, animal sciences, grass and crop production, indoor and outdoor pest control and many other agricultural topics. The Shawnee County Extension office has a variety of brochures and help guides available to you that are also on our web site.

We have the ability at Kansas State University in Manhattan to have a soil fertility test done for your garden, lawn or field.  We also have a hay probe for check out for testing your hay.  Training events are scheduled pertaining to crop and animal production for local producers.  Please call the office for more help or details on these subjects.