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Welcome to the Southeast Agricultural Research Center, located in Parsons, Kansas.  We have additional research locations at Altamont, Columbus, and Mound Valley.

Southeast Research Center

 

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KSU Southeast Agricultural Research Center
BEEF CATTLE AND FORAGE CROPS FIELD DAY

 

Mound Valley Community Center
505 Hickory, Mound Valley, KS
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Registration 8:30 - 9:00 A.M.

Coffee & Donuts Compliments of Parsons Livestock Market

FEATURING:

DEVELOPMENT OF TALL FESCUE HYBRIDS
Dr. Bryan Kindiger, Research Plant Geneticist, USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Lab

UTILIZATION OF TEFF FOR FORAGE
Dr. Joe Moyer, Forage Agronomist, Southeast Agricultural Research Center

UNDERSTANDING FORAGE ANALYSIS
Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area Extension Beef Specialist

ALFALFA WEED MANAGEMENT
Dr. Doug Shoup, Southeast Area Extension Crops & Soils Specialist

CONSIDERATIONS FOR STORAGE OF LARGE ROUND HAY BALES
Dr. Lyle Lomas, Animal Scientist & Head, Southeast Agricultural Research Center

THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES WILL HAVE DISPLAYS AND SPONSOR A COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH:

AgChoice
American Midwest
Bartlett COOP
Beachner Grain
Coffeyville Livestock Market
Boehringer-Ingleheim
DeLange Seed Co.
Community National Bank & Trust
Merck Animal Health
Elanco Animal Health
KS Forage & Grassland Council
Frontier Farm Credit
Labette Bank
East Kansas Agri-Energy
Merial
Mix 30
South Coffeyville Stockyards
Producers Coop
WD Ag Services
Wildcat Feeds
Zoetis

An optional tour will be offered at the Mound Valley unit after lunch, weather permitting.


Public meetings by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station are available and open to the public regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. Disabled individuals requiring special accommodations should notify the KSU Southeast Agricultural Research Center (620-421-4826) at least two days prior to the field day.

 

 


 

New Building at Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons, Kansas

Released: Oct. 7, 2015

PARSONS, Kan. – Kansas State University welcomes the public to the grand opening of its new Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons, Kansas on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

The building at 25092 Ness Road (corner of 32nd Street/Ness Road and 400 Highway) will be a new home for K-State Southeast Agricultural Research and Southeast Area Extension faculty. This building creates the opportunity to bring together the researchers who had been located in Parsons with extension specialists previously located in Chanute.

Through its research projects and educational programs across Kansas, K-State Research and Extension is focused on strengthening global food systems, water resources, human health, youth development and community vitality.

“This building enhances the capacity of our extension and research faculty in the discovery and application of research-based information important to the people across this region of Kansas,” said John Floros, dean of K-State’s College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension. “With this new facility, we will also be able to bring 21st century information technology to southeast Kansas through the new conference center.”

Floros will speak at the beginning of a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. Tours of the center and refreshments will be available following the ceremony.

The 13,289-square-foot building’s main conference room can accommodate 175 people with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The room can be divided into smaller meeting rooms, and a catering kitchen is available for conferences and workshops.

The building has 10 offices for faculty and an open common area for support staff, as well as another small conference room.

A laboratory in the new building will support agricultural research programs, said Lyle Lomas, K-State professor and head of the Southeast Agricultural Research Center.

“This is a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will enhance agricultural research programs in southeastern Kansas and employ the latest technology to deliver up-to-date science-based information to our southeast Kansas clientele,” Lomas said.

“This building with its distinctive styling, conferencing ability and communications and technology capabilities provides a unique Kansas State University presence in southeast Kansas,” said J.D. McNutt, K-State Research and Extension southeast area director.  

The building was funded through a variety of sources pooled together over the past several years.

“This new conference center is designed to enhance research as well as educational outreach to the community,” said K-State Research and Extension associate director, Daryl Buchholz. “There is nothing like it in southeast Kansas for conferences and workshops brought by Kansas State University.”  

More information about the Southeast K-State Research and Extension Center is available by calling 620-421-4826.

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Sidebar:

Kansas State University’s new K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons will be home to extension specialists who provide educational, science-based programs related to human health and nutrition, youth development, personal finance, crop and livestock production, and more.

Also based at the center will be researchers focused on crop production, forage, soil and water management, and beef production.

Through classes, workshops, field days, newsletters and other outreach, extension specialists and researchers bring information derived from research at K-State and other land-grant universities to individuals, families, farmers and other businesses.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:

Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
K-State Research and Extension News

 

Contact Us

 

MAIN OFFICE 

Dr. Lyle W. Lomas
Department Head
25092 Ness Road
P. O. Box 316
Parsons, Kansas 67357-0316
Main Phone: 620-820-6133
Direct Phone: 620-820-6128
Fax: 620-421-0136
llomas@ksu.edu

FIELD OFFICES 

Parsons - 25092 Ness Rd.
Phone: 620-421-4840
 

Mound Valley - 13072 Elk Rd.
Phone: 620-328-3211