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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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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 –...


Apr 25, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Jamie Rathbun, Midway District Family and Consumer Sciences Agent based in Ellsworth and also serving Russell County. She tells us about her passion for helping people improve their health and manage their money, shares some funny stories, and talks about the value of a small town that...


Mar 30, 2018

In this episode, we’re talking with Dennis Patton, the well-known horticulture agent in fast-growing Johnson County. He tells us about his roots in rural Kansas and what’s it’s been like to see Johnson County grow, over the years, into a highly populated, suburban part of the greater Kansas City area.

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Mar 30, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Carla Nemecek, the Southwind Extension District director in Iola, which is in southeast Kansas. She tells us how her extension career has taken her to both ends of the state and how she enjoys sharing her experiences – and her job – with her family.

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