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Sep 11, 2018

WE’RE BACK! After a five-week break (late-summer interviews are hard to schedule when county fairs are going on!), we return to the studio to chat with Karaline Mayer, Waubunsee County’s agriculture & natural resources agent who also carries out 4-H youth development responsibilities. Kara tells us how she started...


Aug 7, 2018

John Jobe, the 4-H Agent in Riley County, makes an in-studio visit to talk with us about his lifelong interest in helping young people learn in effective, meaningful ways. He talks about current research in child development which points to methods that have been used in 4-H for decades and why he believes 4-H is...


Jul 24, 2018

Chuck Otte, the Ag & Natural Resources Agent in Geary County, stops by the studio to chat with us about the value of the Cooperative Extension System, not only in Kansas but nationwide. He is a past president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (2006-2007) and has a breadth and depth of experience...


Jul 9, 2018

In this episode, we have a chat with Keith Martin (@WED_Livestock on Twitter), the livestock and forage agent from the Wildcat Extension District in southeast Kansas. Along with talking about his specialty in livestock, he tells us about his work to build up the next generation of producers by coaching a nationally...


Jun 22, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Jodi Drake, who serves as the Family and Consumer Science agent and the 4-H Youth Development agent in Pratt County. Earlier this year, she took some time from her extremely busy schedule to tell us about her work with Pratt County’s active 4-H program, coordinating a range of programs...