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We provide relevant, reliable information related to Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, 4-H and Youth Development, EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Family Life, Healthy Living, and much more. We assist individuals, businesses, and communities in their efforts to find solutions, develop their knowledge-base, and better themselves as a whole.

We are dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and youth through integrated research, analysis and education.




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Crawford County Diaper Stock: 3rd Annual Diaper Cake Contest

September 24, 2019 | Between 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. during Parent University | Meadowbrook Mall, Pittsburg, KS

Aging: What's It About?

September 30, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. | Pittsburg State University Student Union, Pittsburg, KS

Healthy Wealthy Wise

October 22, 2019 | 12 - 5 p.m. | Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel, Pittsburg, KS




Dining with Diabetes

If you have diabetes and struggle to come up with nutritious dinner recipes, snacks, desserts, etc., be on the lookout for the next Dining with Diabetes course! Nutrition, Health and Food Safety Agent, Barbara Ames, teaches a series of courses with a reunion course, about carbs and sweeteners, fats and sodium, vitamins and minerals and goal setting. In last nights session, Barbara along with Master Food Volunteer, Janet Rau, taught participants how to make sweet and sour pork, green beans with cranberries and nuts, and a peach and berry crisp.

Barbara Ames at Dining with DiabetesGreen Beans
Barbara Ames cooking Peach and Berry CrispSweet and Sour Pork


Misty Morning Farms

A huge thank you goes out to Misty Morning Farms for allowing us to tour their fields and greenhouses, get information about crop production, disease and pest control, and grant programs from Charlie Phillips (owner) and our Wildcat District Agents. They were able to answer questions and offer guidance to curious individuals who may be considering becoming a produce vendor at the Pittsburg Farmers Market.

Jacob Weber looking for PecansGreenhouse
TomatoesMisty Morning Farm Owners


Thrive Allen County

Lisse Regehr, President and CEO of Thrive Allen County, motivated members of SHIFT Labette County to be a, "yes, we'll think about it," coalition and never a, "no," coalition. What is your vision for your county? Thank you Lisse for your time educating others on how to better their communities!

Lisse Regehr speakingThrive Allen County meeting