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What is K-State Research & Extension?

Short for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, K-State Research and Extension Employs approximately 300 research scientists, 180 faculty specialists and program leaders, 270 county and area specialists, and 400 support staff in 23 departments from 5 different colleges.  Personnel are located at the main campus, in 105 county offices, 9 experiment fields, 4 area offices, 3 research centers, and 3 research-extension centers.

Our Mission...

"We are dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and youth through integrated research, analysis and education."

Our Vision...

K-State Research and Extension is committed to expanding human capacity by delivering educational programs and technical information that result in improved leadership skills in the areas of communication, group dynamics, conflict resolution, issue analysis, and strategic planning that can enhance the economic viability and quality of life in communities.

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants.  If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision or hearing disability, or a dietary restriciton please contact Christine McPheter at 620-873-8790 or cmcphete@ksu.edu.

Our History...

1862  The Morrill Act was passed paving the way for a land-grant university in every state.

1863 Bluemont College was renamed the Kansas State Agricultural College.

1887  The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station was created at Kansas State Agricultural College under the provision of the Hatch Act.

1914  The Smith-Lever Act created the Copperative Extension Service.

1959  The official university name was changed to Kansas State University of Agricutlure and Applied Science.

1996  The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Kansas Cooperative Extension Service merged to form the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Copperative Extension Service (K-State Research and Extension).

2014  100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act and the Extension Service.