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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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Apr 12, 2019

Ellie Sneath is the ag and 4-H agent for Meade County, and her office is in the town of Meade, which is south and west of Dodge City. She talks with us about her involvement in recovering from the Starbuck Fire a couple of years ago (here’s a link to a video featuring Elly and others from K-State Research and...


Mar 25, 2019

Londa Nwadike serves as the State Extension Consumer Food Safety Specialist for both Kansas AND Missouri.

She has a unique joint appointment with K-State Research and Extension and University of Missouri Extension, working with extension professionals in both states – and working directly with stakeholders – to...


Mar 4, 2019

Ward Upham is the state extension associate for horticulture and the state Master Gardener coordinator. He is responsible for the Horticulture Information Center, which is a treasure trove of information for yard care, tree care and gardening. He curates the weekly Horticulture Newsletter, tracks common plant and pest...


Feb 15, 2019

Marlin Bates is the county extension director for Douglas County. His office is in Lawrence. He talks with us about developing and sticking to your passion; how specialization helps extension professionals make an impact in a community; and how he focuses on development with his staff. We also get to know Marlin...


Jan 31, 2019

“Community facilitation” isn’t a term that grabs people’s attention like “disaster preparation,” but for anyone who’s been in a meeting where people just can’t find a way to agree, the art and science behind helping leaders make meetings productive is a powerful tool.

Trudy Rice, the Community Vitality...