K-State to Host Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day Aug. 4

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service    Parsons, KS– Outside forces have made managing forage even more important in cattle production, says Kansas State University beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney.   High input prices, weather events, encroachment of invasive plant species…they’re all important topics that affect cattle producer’s profits.   Farney said…

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…

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.””