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K-State Research and Extension


Agriculture is the largest employer in Kansas and contributes almost 40 percent of the state's gross regional product. Farmers and agribusinesses exported $2.6 billion worth of goods in 2013. For almost 130 years, K-State Research and Extension has helped fuel the state's agricultural production. Innovations discovered at Kansas State University have led to greatly improved crop, fruit, and vegetable varieties; livestock traits and handling systems; and pest control.