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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: May 23, 2019

Primary Location: Independence, Kansas, with other offices in Altamont, Fredonia, and Girard.

See https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/jobs/current_openings/index.html for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure.

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Community Events

Unplug to Connect

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


National Festival of Breads

June 8th at 8:30 a.m. / Manhattan KS





Sewing Camp Youth Make Cat Cage Comforters

Jasmine Kyle with SEK Humane Society visited Sewing Camp in Girard with Buttercup! Our Sewing Camp youth were able to make cage comforters for cats and Jasmine explained what a positive difference they will make in animals awaiting adoption. We would like to give a very special thanks to the Dylan Meier "Get Busy Livin' "FoundationCommunity Foundation of Southeast Kansas, the Anna Mae Brown Legacy Fund, and the Wildcat Extension Education Foundation for providing the means to hold Sewing Camp this summer.



4-H Favorite Foods Contest

The Favorite Foods Show is an exhibit and contest to encourage 4-H'ers to learn about meal planning, food preparation, and presentation. We had 11 4-H'ers from the Wildcat District present their favorite food. 

Jr. Division Winner - Cooper Springer 

Sr. Division Winner - Abigale Reaves

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Plant Day at CHOICES Early Childhood Learning Center

Plant Day at CHOICES Early Childhood Learning Center in Pittsburg involved many fun and engaging activities. Youth painted stepping stones, planted flowers and vegetables, painted stones to place in the vegetable garden, created bird feeders, and much more!



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.