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Horticulture and Natural Resources

K-State Research & Extension Center-Olathe


To be a regional resource and center of excellence in applied research and extension programs that serves the current and future needs of turfgrass, landscape, fruit, vegetable, and forestry industries as well as the local and regional economies they support.


  • All-America Selections flowers and edibles research trial site
  • Growing Growers educational program
  • High tunnels research & demonstration plots
  • Open House the last Saturday of July
  • Prairie Bloom perennial field trials
  • Prairie Star Flower field and container trials
  • Turfgrass research & demonstration plots

Facility Description

342 acres that include:

  • 117 acres upland soil grassland
  • 150 acres native woodland
  • 75 acres bottomland
  • Blend of soil types to meet a variety of needs
  • Creek running through site