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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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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...


Jun 7, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Martin Gleason, agriculture and natural resources agent in Edwards County. He tells us about his transition to K-State Research and Extension after retiring from the Farm Service Agency, his interest in helping provide support for farm transition planning, and how he once found himself...


May 22, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Sandra Wick, crop production agent for the Post Rock District. She tells us about her deep roots in Kansas agriculture and education, some of the opportunities she has had because of her work, and how she and her colleagues in north-central Kansas continually expand their communication...


May 8, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Jill Martinson, 4-H Youth Development Agent

based in Abilene, which is between Junction City and Salina. She shares her family’s history with extension (her mother was a longtime agent); a unique, long-running youth event in Dickinson County; some memorable events in her career –...