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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.





Start/End Date: Mid-May, 2019 (as available) to August 1, 2019
Primary Location: Altamont, Kansas
The 4-H Intern will have a primary focus on office support and coordination/communication regarding fair and camp activities. The position will be exposed to a wide variety of work experiences and programming opportunities. See full list of responsibilities and application procedure in link above.
K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.


The Instructor position will provide leadership in the implementation of research-based nutrition education program to support successful families, and the systems that serve them, in Wildcat District communities.
See http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/506537/instructor-expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure.
K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.




                           Walk Kansas 2019 


March 17 - May 11

Register Online: www.walkkansasonline.org


Community Events

Pheasants Forever Outdoor Experience

May 4, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Remington Ranch, Independence, KS


Unplug to Connect

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




Bread in a Bag

Wildcat District Agents traveled to Cherryvale Elementary School to make bread in a bag and butter with three classes of 3rd graders. Youth were also able to learn about grain - where it comes from and it's different forms.



Girard Ag Day

Girard Public Library hosted, "Ag Day," where area schools were able to come experience different vendors. Vendors included: Draft Horses, Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine & Tractor Club, Rope Making, Pioneer Woman, Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom, Jack the Bible Donkey, K-State Research and Extension - 4-H youth Development, Jeri Geren - K-State Research and Extension - Kansas Crops and Their Uses, K-State Research and Extension - Kansas Crops and Their Uses, Girard High School FFA Chapter, Cattle drives, Cattle Brands, Chickens.



Gray for a Day - Pittsburg State University

Tara Solomon-Smith, Adult Development and Aging Agent, presented "Gray for a Day," to Family and Consumer Science students at Pittsburg State University. Students were given a series of activities to demonstrate how our five senses begin to decline at certain ages and how to have greater empathy and patience with older adults. To simulate these declines, students placed cotton balls in their ears for hearing loss, glasses for vision loss, cotton balls in one nostril for loss of sense of smell, finger tape for arthritis, gloves for loss of sense of touch, popcorn kernels in their shoe for pain associated with poor circulation, and were to breathe through a straw for a few seconds to demonstrate decreased lung efficiency. 


Students were then instructed to demonstrate daily activities such as organizing and picking up medicine, tying shoes, buttoning coats, and operating a cell phone to call a doctor - all with the gloves, glasses, cotton balls, etc.

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Upcoming Events

Youth Wildlife Program

April 24

Aging With Attitude

April 26 - Fort Scott

Mushroom Workshop

April 29 - Independence

April 30 - Girard

Medicare Basics

May 16 - Coffeyville

Farm Pond Management

May 16

Grant Writing Workshop

June 4 - Parsons

Wildcat Extension District Board Meeting Schedule


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