What We Do

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K-State Research and Extension improves Kansans' lives, livelihoods and communities through education, research, engagement and leadership. With scientists, educators and volunteers in each of the state's 105 counties, our professionals strive to make the university's research and scientific accomplishments accessible and relevant to every household.

We accomplish this through programming and educational resources designed to address the state’s Grand Challenges. We focus on issues such as conserving Kansas’ water and natural resources, advancing agriculture and food systems, developing the state’s future leaders and helping Kansans thrive through economic, health and community enriching efforts.

However, what we do is not contained only within state borders. Our work with regional, national and international organizations helps create positive impacts for millions of people through many different program areas.

View a full list of our extension programming areas


Who We Are

Youth Horticulture ProgramWe are a network of dedicated extension specialists, agents, researchers and volunteers who partner with Kansans to help solve problems. We understand key issues, because we are close to them.

Most of our state extension specialists and researchers can be found in different academic colleges on K-State’s campus.

To find an extension agent in your area, view our statewide locations


Where to Find Us

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You can access most of our programming resources online through our website, bookstore and online courses. We also host educational workshops and seminars both in-person and online across Kansas throughout the year.

To stay up to date with the latest news, be sure to follow the K-State Research and Extension Facebook and Instagram. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming programs.