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Jan 31, 2019

“Community facilitation” isn’t a term that grabs people’s attention like “disaster preparation,” but for anyone who’s been in a meeting where people just can’t find a way to agree, the art and science behind helping leaders make meetings productive is a powerful tool.

Trudy Rice, the Community Vitality State Leader for K-State Research and Extension, is Megan’s guest on this episode of “The Extension Files.”

Trudy is based in Lawrence and she tells us about how getting the “seven-year itch” has kept her career interesting and constantly moving forward. One of her current areas of focus is helping community members work together with extension professionals to help facilitate their meetings.

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The Extension Files features a different K-State Research and Extension agent in each episode, answering the question, "What do you do?" while also exploring why they are passionate about their career. The podcast 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. Remember to 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.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county extension offices, experiment fields, area extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. You can learn more at the K-State Research and Extension website.

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