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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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Nov 15, 2018

In this episode, we have a wide-ranging and inspiring conversation with networker extraordinaire Cindy Evans, the director of K-State Research and Extension in Shawnee County. We hear how her office works to build community vitality in urban Topeka and several more rural towns in the county, and how opportunities can be built in any of those settings. Cindy also tells us about how she helped pull together multiple organizations and groups to provided dental care for financially challenged people in Kansas. Since that program began in 2002, $18 million worth of dental care has been provided for free to people who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Later, Cindy tells us one of the funniest stories we’ve heard from an extension professional so far in this podcast series – and she proves to be an ace at our trivia challenge!

If you live in Shawnee County, visit K-State Research and Extension – Shawnee County to reach their local experts and follow Shawnee County on Facebook.

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.

To provide feedback about this podcast, email us at ksrenews@ksu.edu.