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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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Mar 30, 2018

In this episode, we’re talking with Dennis Patton, the well-known horticulture agent in fast-growing Johnson County. He tells us about his roots in rural Kansas and what’s it’s been like to see Johnson County grow, over the years, into a highly populated, suburban part of the greater Kansas City area.


Mar 30, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Carla Nemecek, the Southwind Extension District director in Iola, which is in southeast Kansas. She tells us how her extension career has taken her to both ends of the state and how she enjoys sharing her experiences – and her job – with her family.

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Mar 30, 2018

In this episode, we’re having a conversation with Erin Petersilie, the Family and Consumer Science Agent serving the Walnut Creek Extension District in west-central Kansas. Her home office is in Dighton (a little north and east of Garden City), and she also works out of Ness City and LaCrosse (which is south of Hays)...