February 13, 2015
Vol. 2 Issue 1

In This Issue
Focus on SHOULD's for Weight Loss
Barbara Ames, Wildcat Extension Agent
Nutrition, Health & Food Safety  

Forget about the fads and miracle diets, follow these simple ideas and you'll be well on your way to a healthy plate. ...complete article
Ever Strong: Program Encourages Strength Training as Part of Overall Health 
Building strength is a focus for Walk Kansas 2015 

The idea of strength training can be intimidating, but it shouldn't be, according to a Kansas State University family and consumer science specialist.
...complete article
Local Women in Ag Conference Slated 
Kylie Ludwig, Wildcat Extension Agent
Family Resource Management &
Community Development

The Wildcat Extension District and Labette County USDA Farm Service Agency will combine forces in an effort to give women a forum to network with other women producers and obtain information about agriculture and rural farm life.
...complete article

Farm to School Networking and Training Workshop 
The Farm to School initiative is an effort to connect K-12 schools with regional or local farms in order to serve healthy meals using local foods.

The agenda for this workshop will feature outstanding learning and networking opportunities including:
  • Get to Know Your Farmers and School Food Service
  • Food Safety
  • Chef Demonstrations
  • Apply GAPs
  • Procurement of Local Foods
  • Nutrition Education
  • Networking and Developing Supply Chain Relationships

Friday, February 20, 2015

9 am - 3:30 pm


Greenbush Education Service Center

947 W Hwy 47

Girard, KS 66743 

Pre-registration is required to attend this free workshop.


Registration Form  


Farm to School Website  

2015 Southeast Kansas Farmer's Market Regional Workshop - Chanute

This regional workshop is geared toward current and prospective farmers' market vendors.

Workshops are a great way to find out more information about marketing tips for your business, an update on any applicable regulations and an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
9 am - 3 pm

Neosho County Community College Sanders Hall
800 W 14th Street
Chanute, KS 66720

Registration Website

SE KS Farmers' Market
Workshop Website

2015 FCS Lessons
Several educational lessons are scheduled in
February and March. The public is invited to attend!

February 24th 
10 am - Age Sense:  The Care-Giving Journey
11:15 am - Garden to Plate:  Food Safety for School and Community Gardens

March 24th 10 am - Action Plan for Managing Obesity
11:15 am - Shopping Safe at Farmers' Markets

Each lessons is presented by K-State Research and Extension
Agents and Specialists.

Parsons Municipal Building - basement
112 S 17th Street
Parsons, Kansas

In case of inclement weather, lessons will be rescheduled to Thursday of the same week. 
Board Leadership Series Planned for February and March
Kylie Ludwig, Wildcat Extension Agent
Family Resource Management & Community Development 

Designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards, a series of Board Leadership workshops will be conducted by K-State Research and Extension at the Altamont Extension Office. ...complete article

Walk Kansas is Coming!!!
Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program to:
  • be more active with friends and family
  • make better nutrition choices
  • walk away your stress

For more information about Walk Kansas, contact one of our Extension Offices!  



The Aging with Attitude Regional Expo promotes positive attitudes about aging and educated older Kansans on issues that support physical, mental and financial health.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 
9 am - 3:30 pm 
First Church of the Nazarene 
816 E Quincy Street 
Pittsburg, KS

Registration: $15 per person, includes lunch, FUNercise activity, prizes and resource fair. Advance registration is due by April 13th.

Speaker:  J.T. Knoll 
Prevention and Wellness Coordinator, Pittsburg State University 
Columnist, Pittsburg Morning Sun 
Keynote Topic:  "Getting Older: Laughter Really is the Best Medicine"

Breakout Sessions:
  • Aging and Mental Wellness
  • Art and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dogs Adapt to Attitude and Needs
  • Gardening in the Golden Years
  • Medicare for Boomers and Beyond
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating Tips
  • What Do I Say? What Can I Do?
  • Oral Care for the Ages
  • Pharmacy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Shifts in Perspectives: Alzheimer's Care
Event Flyer 
Farm to School Workshop
February 20th
9 am - 3:30 pm
Greenbush Education Service Center
Regional Farmers' Market Vendor Workshop
February 21st
9 am - 3 pm
Chanute, KS
FCS Lessons
February 24th
10 am - noon
Parsons Municipal Building

Board Leadership Series

February 25th & 26th
March 4th & 5th
6 pm - 8 pm
Altamont Extension Office
Women in Agriculture Conference
March 3rd
9 am - 3 pm
First Baptist Church Annex
Altamont, KS
Walk Kansas
March 15th - May 9th
FCS Lessons
March 31st
10 am - noon
Parsons Municipal Building
Aging with Attitude Regional Expo
April 24th
9 am - 3:30 pm
First Church of the Nazarene
Pittsburg, KS

Meet Our Agents

Barbara Ames
Nutrition, Health & Food Safety
Phone: 620-231-2690

Chuckie Hessong
Family & Child Development
Phone: 620-724-8233

Kylie Ludwig
Family Resource Management & Community Development
Phone: 620-784-5337

Martha Murphy
Foods & Nutrition for
Limited Resource Families
Phone: 620-232-1930

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