As the fall semester kicks off, take a moment to meet K-State's new Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture and Director of K-State Research and Extension, Ernie Minton.
K-State researchers cranked up heaters overnight in wheat tents to find out if hot summer nights cause significant yield and quality losses.
Believe it or not, little info exists on how much water individual cattle need, so K-State and Oklahoma State set to measure and track water intake and cows' adaptability to drought.
Extension professionals across Kansas are alerting producers to the dangers of blue-green algae and how to prevent harm to animals and people.
Using unmanned aerial vehicles to fly infrared and near-infrared cameras over a corn field helps researchers determine which areas are getting too much, the right amount, or not enough water.
K-State pioneered irrigation scheduling, and this project improves upon those concepts by adding precision tools.
We recently launched The Extension Files , a podcast series that lets you listen in on conversations with some of the best, brightest and most engaging public servants you'll ever hear. Each episode features a different agent from across the state.
Check it out!
Kansas ranked No. 18 in the U.S., with 2.5 million potentially dangerous opioid prescriptions in 2017. That's 88.5 prescriptions per 100 Kansans, which is one reason why extension specialists and agents put together the critically necessary fact sheet titled, “The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know.” 
K-State Research and Extension serves as "boots on the ground" for efforts to make sure kids don't go hungry over the summer.
Nearly two dozen Kansas 4-H'ers are stepping up to increase the odds of survival for the monarch butterfly, an iconic insect that is fluttering toward becoming an endangered species. They presented “Monarchs on the Move” at multiple sites around the state.
Fifteen teens from Johnson County explored potential science-related careers in agriculture when they teamed with Bayer professionals through the national  Science Matters  program created by Bayer and National 4-H.
Three food science graduate students created a creamy, protein-rich dairy drink, which won first place and $8,000 in the National Dairy Council's annual New Product Competition. 
When groups around the state need to conduct public forums and policy workshops, they know they can turn to K-State Research and Extension's well-trained, statewide staff to help facilitate those meetings, keep discussions on track and moderate important conversations.
College of Agriculture scientists host an annual camp for teachers, putting them in the classroom, the lab and the field to practice hands-on scientific inquiry - and then turn them loose to develop lesson plans to share what they learned.
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