Kansas Suffrage Memorial

The Kansas Suffragist Memorial Committee (SMC) is seeking professional artists or artist teams to develop innovative, original art to be incorporated as part of the new display at the Kansas State Capitol building. A dedicated website is under construction at: kssuffragist.org. The Kansas Suffragist Memorial Committee grew from the work of the League of Women […]

Decreasing Food Waste at Home

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS- Food waste is common in households after the holidays, but also happens year around. Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee said in almost 32% of average households, leftover food — along with forgotten food — is wasted.   “Of all of the […]

Governor Kelly Announces First Virtual Job Fair of 2023

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly invites jobseekers to participate in the first Virtual Job Fair of 2023, hosted by KANSASWORKS. This virtual fair will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, and will highlight employment opportunities within many of the state’s 98 government agencies. There are close to 900 job openings in […]

Kansas 4-H Teams with Healthy Blue to Improve Wellness of Kansas Uouth

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Officials with the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Healthy Blue have announced a partnership to invest in the mental health and well-being of Kansas youth.   According to information from the 4-H Foundation, Healthy Blue – a collaboration of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Blue […]

K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day Scheduled for March 3

K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS – A discussion on how U.S. farmers can navigate the carbon market will highlight Kansas State University’s 110th annual Cattlemen’s Day 2023, set for Friday, March 3 at Weber Hall in Manhattan.   Jason Sawyer, the chief science officer for the East Foundation, is scheduled to […]

OSU Extension Awarded Funding to Add Native American Educator Roles

By Gail Ellis Stillwater, OK– The northeast district of Oklahoma State University Extension has received two Native American Agriculture Fund grants to support new and ongoing partnerships with multiple Native American tribes and nations in Oklahoma. NAAF provides funding to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services to support Native […]

Three Rural Kansas Higher Education Institutions Announce New Affiliation Initiative

By FHSU University Communications Hays, KS- Fort Hays State University (FHSU), North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) announced a new affiliation initiative to address demographic and economic challenges in rural Kansas. This affiliation initiative will focus on developing solutions in three key areas:   Developing academic programs […]

2023 Kansas Horizon Award Program Recognizes 32 Kansas Educators

Topeka, KS— Thirty-two educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2023 Kansas Horizon Award program. The 2023 Kansas Horizon Award recipients were recently announced by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The educators will be honored at a special ceremony during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State […]

Cattle Chat: Cattle Care in Extreme Winter Temperatures

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— The extreme late December drop in temperatures drove many to retreat to the indoors to stay warm, but for beef cattle out on pasture, bedding in a warm barn is not always an option, said the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle […]

K-State Specialists Encourage Kansans to Test for Radon Exposure in Their Homes

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— There is nothing like a breath of fresh air, but what if that air in the house is tainted with radon? Long-term exposure to residential radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, said Brian Hanson, radon program coordinator and extension […]