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The Extension Files features a different K-State Research and Extension agent in each episode, answering the question, "What do you do?" while also exploring why they are passionate about their career.

The podcast is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

In Kansas, extension agents’ expertise and deep network of connections cover a wide array of topics: food (from livestock and crop production to preparation and preservation); families and community; 4-H youth development; finances; health in all stages of life; gardening; landscaping … and much more.

Remember to check out the K-State Research and Extension website to learn more. The quickest way to find us on Facebook and Twitter is to search for #KSRE.

K State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county extension offices, experiment fields, area extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. You can learn more at the K-State Research and Extension website.

The quickest way to find us on Facebook and Twitter is to search for #KSRE.

To provide feedback about this podcast, email us at ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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The Extension Files features a different K-State Research and Extension agent in each episode, answering the question, "What do you do?" while also exploring why they are passionate about their career.

The podcast is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

In Kansas, extension agents’ expertise and deep network of connections cover a wide array of topics: food (from livestock and crop production to preparation and preservation); families and community; 4-H youth development; finances; health in all stages of life; gardening; landscaping … and much more.

Remember to check out the K-State Research and Extension website to learn more. The quickest way to find us on Facebook and Twitter is to search for #KSRE.

K State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county extension offices, experiment fields, area extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. You can learn more at the K-State Research and Extension website.

The quickest way to find us on Facebook and Twitter is to search for #KSRE.

To provide feedback about this podcast, email us at ksrenews@ksu.edu.

    Two new extension districts - with Jim Lindquist

    Two new extension districts - with Jim Lindquist

    K-State Research and Extension is all about improving lives, livelihoods and communities. To do that, the organization is constantly looking for ways to do so more efficiently and effectively. On July 1, Kansas added two more extension districts, bringing the number to 20. Finney and Scott Counties formed the West Plains District, and Dickinson and Marion County created the Chisholm Trail District.

    • 34 min
    Childhood adversity and toxic stress - with Rebecca McFarland

    Childhood adversity and toxic stress - with Rebecca McFarland

    For children, learning how to deal with all types of stress is critically important, as lessons learned and effects of some types of stress can have lifelong implications. Our guest in this episode has researched and published information on the impact of adversity and toxic stress in childhood. She offers a wealth of information about how families and communities can take steps to help improve children’s lives both now and for the future.

    • 39 min
    Safety practices and food safety updates - with Karen Blakeslee and Londa Nwadike

    Safety practices and food safety updates - with Karen Blakeslee and Londa Nwadike

    Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, we welcomed a pair of food safety experts to help us understand what was going on. Now that a few months have passed, we welcome them back to talk about how the scientific understanding of the novel coronavirus has grown and changed. We talk about the importance of handwashing, masks and other safety precautions, whether we need to sanitize our groceries upon returning home, and how KSRE has helped support best practices for farmers markets.

    • 45 min
    Rethinking retirement plans post-pandemic - with Elizabeth Kiss

    Rethinking retirement plans post-pandemic - with Elizabeth Kiss

    While the economy is emerging from safer-at-home orders, many household incomes are still not back to the levels they were at earlier this year. In this episode, we talk with a financial expert about navigating money challenges and looking ahead to retirement – from the perspective of early-, mid- and late-career workers.

    • 37 min
    Rallying a County for Food Security - Justin Goodno and Robin Eubank-Callis

    Rallying a County for Food Security - Justin Goodno and Robin Eubank-Callis

    What happens when a pair of extension professionals set out to provide the two local school districts in their county with fresh beef for school lunches? They not only connect local beef producers with a meat locker to benefit all involved, but they also create more connections within the county and eventually expand the program to provide food to people who have become food insecure because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 49 min
    Domestic Violence and Abuse

    Domestic Violence and Abuse

    A K-State Research and Extension family and consumer sciences agent offers some tips for family members struggling with these issues, and guidance for the rest of us, if we find ourselves with an opportunity to assist a friend for family member.

    • 31 min

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