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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.

 


Position Opening

 FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXTENSION AGENT

Opportunity in the WILDCAT DISTRICT. Primary office located in ALTAMONT, KS, with other offices in Girard, Fredonia, Independence and Pittsburg, KS. For responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure see
Job Description and Application Instructions

Application deadline: 10/16/19
K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

 

Community Events

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

 

  

News

Wilson County Conservation District's 3rd Grade Land Health Fest

Altoona, Neodesha and Fredonia youth took part in the Wilson County Conservation District's 3rd Grade Land Health Fest! Youth participated in a variety of activities, ranging from Stream Model Trailers, Rainfall Stimulator, Enviroscape Activities, Wonderful Wetlands, Incredible Journey, We All Need Trees and Wildcat District provided our Blender Bike for youth to learn about healthy foods and fun forms of exercise.

ClassGirl on bike
Will pouring smoothieGirl with smoothie mustache

 

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