Welcome to the winter edition of  Statewide , your quarterly impact update from K-State Research and Extension and the College of Agriculture. Below you'll find the documents and videos shared with lawmakers during our annual report to the legislature in mid-February.
Dean and Director Ernie Minton addressed the Kansas House and Senate ag committees last month. He provided the annual update to legislators about the successes and challenges faced by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension in 2019.
Ranked 6th in the nation among 101 ag schools, the college is at the forefront of affordability and return on investment: From 2014-2018, scholarships and grant awards increased 57%, the hiring rate for graduates is steadily near 100%, and 70% of them stay to live and work in Kansas and the region.
Learn more with this one-page summary report.
With a presence in every county, K-State Research and Extension professionals made 1 million contacts with Kansas residents in 2019. They were helped by volunteers who added 310,000 hours of service. Scientists were awarded $56 million in grants for research, a 30% increase from 2018.
Check out this one-pager for more info.
Last year, K-State Research and Extension scientists ventured to learn how industrial hemp could become part of the mix of crops grown in Kansas.
Take a look at this video for a glimpse of the research that took place across the state in 2019.
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, as amended. Kansas State University, County Extension Councils, Extension Districts, and United States Department of Agriculture Cooperating, J. Ernest Minton, Director.