Welcome to the spring edition of  Statewide , your quarterly update on the impact being made by K-State Research and Extension and the College of Agriculture. Over the last few months, important research projects have begun and others ended yielding crucial information that will affect the state's economy. Meanwhile, outreach continues to improve the lives of people of all ages.
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Shellenberger Hall, the Feed Tech Mill, Waters Hall and the K-State Dairy all need help -- and soon. Interim Dean Ernie Minton gives us a glimpse at plans to address the college's building needs.
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The CattleTrace program uses RFID tags to monitor and track 55,000 head of cattle to demonstrate disease traceability. The intent is to build the foundation of a proactive, industry-driven, national system.
Read more about it in the brand-new edition of Seek Research Magazine .
Now that industrial hemp can be grown legally in Kansas, K-State Research and Extension specialists are working figure out what grows well here and what kinds of markets will open up.
Want proof of voluntary water-use restrictions making a difference AND increasing profitability? Take a look at the results of a five-year study of efforts in Sheridan County. Spoiler alert: It tapped the Ogallala aquifer less, and farmers saved money.
As our hearts ache for our neighbors to the north and east facing the aftermath of flooding, it’s a good time to take stock of our own disaster preparation and K-State Research and Extension resources.
The Starbuck Fire in March of 2017 killed thousands of head of cattle, burned 660,000 acres and damaged $44 million worth of property. Two years later, agriculturists gathered in Ashland to talk about what they’ve been through .
Listen to a pair of Kansas 4-H leaders explain how the program is continually changing to meet the needs of the 74,000 young people involved across the state -- and aiming to add to that number.
The same technology that’s capturing attention because of cryptocurrency could soon bring major changes in how farmers, ranchers, food processors and customers track products.
Ongoing study looks at how well trees and grass can keep phosphorous and sediment out of northeast Kansas waterways.
Learn how Angela Jones, SVP for Kansas City-based Compass Minerals and former ConAgra exec, tells students the value of understanding differences and building inclusive cultures to help people and organizations thrive.
Palmer amaranth is the No. 1 weed problem in U.S. agriculture, and now that K-State researchers have confirmed its resistance to popular 2,4-D herbicide, the race is on to find new control methods.
Food scientists use computer modeling and lab studies to find ways of reducing the risk of pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella from baked goods.
Manhattan will be the center of the livestock production world in early September, with the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock conducts its international meeting in the U.S. for the first time – and at a university for the first time. 
Take a look at the unique courses of study at K-State that provide almost-guaranteed employment and future growth.
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