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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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May 19, 2020

What happens when a pair of extension professionals set out to provide the two local school districts in their county with fresh beef for school lunches? They not only connect local beef producers with a meat locker to benefit all involved, but they also create more connections within the county and eventually expand...


May 14, 2020

It’s quite possible that by now, you’re getting a bit tired of being at home so much. On the other hand, for many families, the extra time at home has made for some deeper bonding between family members, rediscovering the dining room table (and eating around it!), and enjoying games and movies together. But not all...


May 12, 2020

It's been called "the science and art of preventing disease," and "the science of improving the health of people and their communities." Public health has other definitions, too, and the current pandemic just might push public health to front of the scientific field, overshadowing even our ongoing tussle over the future...


May 8, 2020

For many college graduates, paying off student loans is an experience that often takes longer than the college education itself. In the midst of a pandemic that is threatening human lives, while devouring paychecks, savings, stock portfolios and retirement plans, paying off those loans can be particularly...


May 4, 2020

Depending when you were born, you and your high school classmates can probably share memories about big events that changed and shaped your views on things. The first time you saw a music video on MTV, or watching the final episode of "Friends." Other events, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the savings and loan...