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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.





Application deadline 03/04/19.

4-H Youth Development Extension Agent position in the Wildcat District, with primary office in Altamont, Kansas. Wildcat District has offices in Girard, Pittsburg, Altamont, Independence, and Fredonia.

See https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/jobs/current_openings/index.html
for application and position announcement. 

K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.



This 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

Community Boot Camp - March 5-7th, 2019 in Independence KS 
(Only 16 seats available)

How to Start a FAB LAB from Ground Zero - Create the Mindset and Maker Space to Revitalize You Rural Community

For more information and how to register


Alzheimer's Community Forum - April 3rd, 2019 in Independence KS 

Learn about alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss. Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community.

For more information and how to register




Crawford County Jr. Leaders Pancake Feed

Thank you to all who came to our Pancake Feed and supported our Crawford County Jr. Leaders. As a result of the generous support of 180 individuals, we are able to continue to grow true leaders in our community!




Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is designed for youth to pitch their dream of starting a business and have the potential to compete at the State level. The YEC series gives Kansas students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially.

9th-12th graders at Labette County High School pitched their ideas this morning to a team of judges and all had excellent, well-thought out ideas/business plans!

Congratulations to David Rohling & Lane Manners with M & R Technologies for earning first place and a grand prize of $1,000! M&R Technologies will automatically be entered to compete at the State level.
-M&R technologies hopes to connect with farmers who want to maximize yield, or want state of the art precision Ag products installed. Through the use of grid sampling, tissue analysis and AgEagle drone, we will be able to tell the customer what needs to be added to their field for maximum production.

2nd place - Fiona Bartelli - Dog Days
-Dog Days will be a store with products and services for dogs. The store will carry all the supplies dog owners need such as pet food, treats, toys, leashes, collars, health and safety products, and other merchandise. Dog Days will also provide services such as grooming and a self-serve dog wash.

3rd place - Natural Soap Shop - Taya Maxson
-Natural Soap Shop is soap made from goat's milk. The soap contains the cream from the milk which provides a more moisturizing soap. This soap contains higher fat molecules which naturally moisturizes without drying out the skin like most retail soaps.

Matthew Green - Green's Custom Shelving 
-Green's Custom Shelving offers handmade shelves built exactly to the client's specifications.

Brody Eichhorn - Rocking B Manufacturing 
-Rocking B Manufacturing creates horse drawn carts, horse shoe hangers and anything you can think of that can be welded with a horse shoe.

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Parking Lot Bonanza

Crop Production Agent, James Coover, teaches youth from Girard Middle School about Soil at Parking Lot Bonanza! A few furry friends joined us as well.