Extension Agent – Johnson County

Jessie Furgins to Serve as Johnson County Extension Agent 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Jessie Furgins will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Johnson County as a 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, effective September 19, 2021.  Johnson County’s office is in Olathe, Kansas. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University and her master’s degree in Agricultural Communication, Leadership, and Education from University of Missouri. 

Furgins has most recently been employed as a 4-H Extension Educator for University of Missouri Extension, located in Kansas City, MO. 

4-H Youth Development Agents develop and deliver educational programs for school-aged youth.  This includes supporting community clubs, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create new program opportunities with new and existing community partners. 

Local extension faculty are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension board.  

The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. 

More information about K-State Research and Extension – Johnson County is available by calling (913) 715-7000, or online at johnson.k-state.edu