K-State Research and Extension is dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and youth through integrated research, analysis and education. Our news stories focus on K-State Research and Extension's Five Grand Challenges: global food systems, water, health, developing tomorrow's leaders, and community vitality. Please explore the pages for each of these areas to learn more about them and the impact we are having.

Ag and Natural Resources

Providing research-based information for global and local food systems within agriculture, agricultural industries and natural resources management.

Community Vitality

Helping our communities survive and prosper with a goal of becoming a better place for Kansans to live and work.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Making our homes and families happier and healthier.


Understanding the value of our forests and woodlands, which are critical to public health and well-being.


Assisting Kansas commercial and home gardeners in making the best choices for their yards and gardens.

Youth and 4-H

Helping youth to learn by doing and lead by example.

News About Us

Informing Kansans about our K-State Research and Extension programs, staff and accomplishments.


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