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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 2, 2020

As COVID-19 has disrupted so much of our lives, one significant aspect for many people is a financial disruption. The U.S. Congress and President Trump responded recently with the largest economic stimulus package in the nation’s history, with various types of aid for individuals and businesses.

On today’s episode,...


Mar 31, 2020

In our second episode of this special second season of The Extension Files, we’re again speaking with a pair of K-State Research and Extension food safety specialists about ways to teach children to handle and prepare food safely as well as maintain good personal hygiene. And because it’s that time of year, we talk...


Mar 30, 2020

Just like you, we have a lot of questions about how to manage our new reality in this sudden, new era of physical distancing, self quarantining, and trying to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s spread in Kansas.

Lucky for us, K-State Research and Extension has experts in a wide array of subjects that have a direct impact...


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...


May 7, 2019

Stacy Campbell is the agriculture agent in Ellis County as part of the Cottonwood District. His office is in Hays. He talks with us about his 31 years in extension both in Kansas and, previously, in Texas. His background and formal education are in animal science, but he has become well versed in crop production over...