K-State Research and Extension, Morton County

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.

About

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

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Contractors Issues
  • Federal Business Issues
  • International Procurement
  • Issues of the Hispanic Business Community
  • Issues of the African American Business Community
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Legislative Issues
  • Race Relations Issues
  • Small Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training
  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • International Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Research Training

Management Issues & Training

  • General Employment Law Advice
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Information
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Recruiting Assistance

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Consulting
  • Energy Loan Fund
  • Equity Providers
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Insurance Information
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants

Freight & Distribution

  • Freight & Distribution
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Import & Export Assistance

  • CE Certification (for Exports to Europe)
  • Locating Distributors
  • Networking
  • Foreign Market Research
  • Trade Education
  • Export Licensing
  • Foreign (Free) Trade Zone
  • International Payments
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Documentary Requirements & Certificates of Origin
  • International Law
  • Product Classification
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Dealing with U.S. Customs (Valuation, Duty Rates, Clearing Goods, Customs Brokers)
  • INCOTERMS
  • Export Financing
  • Locating Suppliers
  • Translation Services
  • Government Regulations

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Entity Formation
  • Government Compliance Assistance
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Information, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Marketing

  • Advertising
  • Brochure Design
  • Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification of Foreign Markets
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development Strategy
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Research (International Markets)
  • Student Provided Research
  • Website Development
  • Customer Service
  • Distribution
  • Pricing

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government & Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching
  • Women, Minority & Disadvantaged Certification
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Government & Military Specifications
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Training
  • HUB Zone Certification
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Selling to Foreign Governments & Businesses
  • Bid Preparation
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Event Facilities
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment & Furniture
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance Assistance
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Legislative Agendas
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credit and Assistance
  • Watershed Planning

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance Assistance
  • Government Requirements
  • Licenses
  • Patent Information
  • Permits
  • Trademark & Copyright Information
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Insurance Requirments

Tax Services

  • Training
  • Assistance
  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Computerized Bookkeeping (Installation & Training)
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Training
  • Website Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technical Support

Training

  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Statements
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Business Management
  • International Trade

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Kauffman Entrepreneurial Internship Program
  • Web Design

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design & Development
  • Auditing
  • Prototype Development
  • Research/Engineering

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Technical Services
  • Entity Selection
  • Grants Management
  • Legal Ramifications

Franchising

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Legal Ramifications
  • Franchise Selection

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Cost Accounting
  • Production Scheduling
  • Plant Layout
  • Time Studies
Contact Information
Elkhart Office
Address
625 Colorado
PO Box 798
Elkhart, KS 67950
Fax
(620) 697-4824