2018 Annual Conference Committee
Committee Chair — Dan Devlin, Director, Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)/Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI)
Vice Chair — Martin Draper, Department Head, Plant Pathology
Past Chair — John Ruberson, Department Head, Entomology
Rachael Boyle, Livestock Production, Lawn, Garden & Trees, Economic Agritourism, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Phillips-Rooks Extension District
Gregg Hadley, Associate Director for Extension
Krista Harding, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Horticulture Agent, Southwind District
Debbie Hagenmaier, Assistant Director, K-State Global Campus
Gloria Holcombe, Editor, Communications and Agricultural Education
Sharolyn Jackson, Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist, Northeast Area (Healthy You Leadership Team)
Jill Martinson, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Dickinson County (Kansas Extension Agent Association)
Jaime Menon, Community Vitality Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Kansas Association of Community Development Extension Professionals)
Susan Metzger, Senior Executive Administrator
Ernie Minton, Associate Director for Research/Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County (Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents)
Kaitlin Peine, 4-H Youth Development, Douglas County (Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents)
Paula Peters, Assistant Director, Family and Consumer Sciences
Jamie Rathbun, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Midway District (Kansas Extensions Association of Family and Consumers Sciences)
Nadine Sigle, Community Vitality Specialist, Ag and Natural Resources (Epsilon Sigma Phi)
Stacey Warner, Leader, Extension Operations
Wade Weber, Department Head and State 4-H Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development
Erin Yelland, Assistant Professor, Family Studies and Human Services
2017 Conference Objectives
• Share ideas on how to lead through challenging times.
• Promote learning through innovative programs based on our five grand challenges.
• Build personal and professional relationships through networking with colleagues.
• Recognize outstanding programs and contributions by faculty and staff.