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.
Provide research-based information for global and local food systems within agriculture, agricultural industries and natural resources management.
Help our communities survive and prosper with a goal of becoming a better place for Kansans to live and work.
Make our homes and families happier and healthier.
Understand the value of our forests and woodlands, which are critical to public health and well-being.
Assist Kansas gardeners, both commercial and in the home, in making the best choices for their yards and gardens.
Help youth to learn by doing and to lead by example.
Inform Kansans about our K-State Research and Extension programs, staff and accomplishments.