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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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Apr 29, 2020

Stimulus funds from the U.S. government’s CARES Act have begun to be deposited in bank accounts, and checks are on the way. But some people still don’t know when they should expect to see their money arrive. In some cases, people still don’t know how much to expect, and others have questions about how to use (or...


Apr 27, 2020

It's difficult enough to grapple with health insurance issues on an average day, but COVID-19 has added a whole new difficulty level to such tasks, for reasons both medical and financial. What happens to employer-based health insurance if you're not working as many hours, or not working at all? Is there a difference...


Apr 24, 2020

Gardening is always a worthwhile venture, but this year it’s an even better idea for families who are spending far more time at home: It’s a great outdoor activity, yields food inexpensively and has numerous health benefits, is a great teaching tool for kids, and is a great break from Netflix and Zoom! Today’s...


Apr 23, 2020

While Kansans remain under stay-at-home orders, schools are closed and many families have breadwinners who are considered essential workers who still have to head out to a job site. Still others are now working remotely and need time to focus on their work. In these situations, families with more than one child are now...


Apr 22, 2020

Today’s episode is a quick but helpful one that we’re re-sharing the weekly youth-development segment from the K-State Research and Extension radio program Agriculture Today.

It’s a preview of a new program aimed at helping all of us reduce stress through social-emotional learning. It’s called Mindful Monday...