Jan 17, 2019
Andrea Burns, the agriculture and natural resources agent in Ford County, won the Mentor Award at K-State Research and Extension’s annual conference in October 2018. One of the first women to serve as an ag agent, Andrea tells us how the statewide system of extension professionals has served as a second family to her and how she works to carry on that mission for her colleagues to ensure each of them can provide the best possible service to people of their respective counties.
Andrea also tells us how she helps juggle the variety of priorities and duties in her role, helps us get to know her a little better and, kicking off this episode, gives listeners a number of reasons to want to visit Dodge City, where the Ford County extension office is located – on Gunsmoke Street.
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:
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