K-State Research and Extension

An informational and educational organization of the land-grant University that functions through a network of Extension offices in every county across Kansas. The educational resources are targeted to audiences of agriculture, family, community, and youth.


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.

With 130 years of research and 100 years of extension, K-State Research and Extension has been improving the quality of life and standard of living for Kansans for a century. This integrated system connects the university to every county through locally based educators who serve as sources of objective information.

Specifically, K-State Research and Extension is working to address grand challenges facing the state:

  • Global food systems

  • Water

  • Health

  • Developing tomorrow’s leaders

  • Community vitality

As a service-focused and community-based organization, K-State Research and Extension provides information and services for Kansans related to:

  • Adult Development and Aging

  • Community Development

  • Crop Production

  • Family and Child Development

  • Family Resource Management

  • Farm Management

  • Horticulture

  • Livestock Production

  • Natural Resources

  • Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health

  • Youth Development

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Community Involvement

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development

Management Issues & Training

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Information
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Economic & Property Development

  • Watershed Planning

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer
  • Technical Support


  • Home-Based Business
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • Health & Safety Training

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development
Contact Information
Dr. Gregg Hadley
(785) 532-6290