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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 23, 2019

Alyssa Rippe-May is the livestock production and farm management agent in the Twin Creeks District, which serves Decatur, Norton, Sheridan and Graham counties in northwest Kansas. Her office is in Oberlin. She talks with us about how K-State Research and Extension agents participate in a wide variety of applied research projects, how she and her colleagues often work with peers in Nebraska and Colorado, and how that network of expertise helps her serve the people of her district. Alyssa also tells us about what it’s like to work in the area where she grew up and, as someone who recently started working as an extension agent, she has tips for brand-new agents.

To learn more about the Twin Creeks Extension District, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.

The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

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.

In Kansas, extension agents’ expertise and deep network of connections cover a wide array of topics:

  • food (from livestock and crop production to preparation and preservation)
  • families and community
  • 4-H youth development
  • finances
  • health in all stages of life
  • gardening
  • landscaping
  • … and much more

Check out the K-State Research and Extension website to learn more. The quickest way to find us on Facebook and Twitter is to search for #KSRE.

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