Office of Rep. Tracey Mann Hosting Mobile Office Hours on Tuesday, July 26

Manhattan, KS – The office of U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) is hosting mobile office hours during the month of July. Representative Mann’s staff will be visiting counties across the First Congressional District to offer assistance with federal agencies.   “As your member of Congress, it is my top priority to serve and help you […]

4-Her Says She Values Friendships Most

By Annika Wiebers, K-State Research and Extension news service    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas 4-H program is known for helping youth cultivate skills in leadership, citizenship and many other project disciplines, but that may not be the main reason some members stick with the program.   Enter Kathryn Tremblay, a former member and current […]

Cattle Chat: Benefits of Confirming Early Pregnancy in Heifers

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — Many hopeful parents eagerly watch for the result on a home pregnancy test because they know that answer will likely influence personal choices of the mother in her nutrition and how she cares for herself and her baby. The sooner the couple […]

Protect Horses by Scouting Alfalfa for Blister Beetles

By Gail Ellis Stillwater, OK. – Oklahoma producers, especially those in the northeastern part of the state, should watch out for blister beetles in their alfalfa this summer. If a horse eats a blister beetle when snacking on alfalfa hay, the consequences can be deadly. “The one we really need to worry about is the […]

Hofmeister Announces $8.4 Million in Edge Grants to Strengthen Students’ Academic Success

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has awarded 102 grants totaling $8.4 million to schools throughout Oklahoma, Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said today. After a competitive grant process, 87 sites in 32 districts will have supplemental funds to enhance programs for sustainable school improvement in the upcoming […]

Health Officials Release State Plan to Reduce Obesity

““The plan focuses on strategies for each age group which can make a direct impact on the environment contributing to chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on obesity,” said Fahad Khan, Director of Community Analysis. “While the plan was coordinated by OSDH, it will take all partners working together to accomplish the goals and objectives set forth to achieve Governor Kevin Stitt’s goal of being a top 10 state.””

FHSU Earns Redesignation as a Center for Excellence in Cyber Defense

By FHSU University Communications Hays, KS The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security recently redesignated Fort Hays State University as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).   Dr. Melissa Hunsicker Walburn, chair of the Department of Informatics at FHSU, and Mr. Jason Zeller, the department’s cybersecurity faculty lead, […]

Governor Laura Kelly Highlights Child Nutrition While Distributing Food to Kansas Students

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today distributed food to dozens of Kansas kids at Seaman School District’s Logan Elementary School in Topeka to highlight the Summer Food Service Program. The program, administered through the Kansas Department of Education, provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to keep children fed during the months they’re not in school. […]