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The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. 

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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Nov 15, 2018

In this episode, we have a wide-ranging and inspiring conversation with networker extraordinaire Cindy Evans, the director of K-State Research and Extension in Shawnee County. We hear how her office works to build community vitality in urban Topeka and several more rural towns in the county, and how opportunities can be...


Oct 29, 2018

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period for 2019 coverage in the health insurance marketplace runs Nov. 1-Dec 15, and K-State Research and Extension has handful of experts who can help people navigate through the array of options.

In this special episode, we talk with three Family and Consumer Sciences agents...


Oct 10, 2018

In this episode, we get to chat with Brian Rees, the ag and natural resources agent and county director of K-State Research and Extension in Lyon County. We have a timely chat about armyworms feeding in brome in Lyon and Waubunsee Counties and how Rees serves local producers by helping keep them aware of what’s going...


Sep 26, 2018

Jennifer Wilson, the director of K-State Research and Extension in Riley County, stops by the studio to share her front-row views about the long-term value of 4-H, Medicare counseling and the SHICK program. She provides a clear picture of the big difference K-State Research and Extension professionals can make by...


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...