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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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Feb 15, 2019

Marlin Bates is the county extension director for Douglas County. His office is in Lawrence. He talks with us about developing and sticking to your passion; how specialization helps extension professionals make an impact in a community; and how he focuses on development with his staff. We also get to know Marlin a little bit, including his appreciation of flying, his commitment to being a great father and his appreciation of the book “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold.

To learn more about K-State Research and Extension – Douglas County, 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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