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Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
4/16/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Jim Armstrong - Havensville Living History Day



The little girl’s eyes grew big as she pumped the foot pedal and fed yarn into the loom.  As the loom moved back and forth, the little girl gazed in amazement. For the first time in her life, she was creating a rug before her eyes. It is the type of wonderful experience which one can find at the annual Living History Day in Havensville.
4/16/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Dennis Vanderpool - Associated Youth Services



A young woman is going through nurses’ training. As she prepares for a career helping others, it is cause to reflect on a time when she needed help herself. She is “giving back” for the care she received as a child. This is one of the success stories of the foster care provided across Kansas by Associated Youth Services
4/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


TECHNOLOGY AND PARENTING... Play Audio



Researchers from Boston University Medical Center spent about a month last year camped out in Boston-area fast food places to observe interaction between parents and caregivers using smartphones and the children who were with them. The findings showed that when parents or babysitters are glued to their smartphones in public places, they may not be paying close attention to their kids and are more likely to respond harshly to their child’s behavior. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles discusses what can be learned from this study.
 

3/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming ‘Aging with Attitude’ Regional Expo in Parsons



In 1988, in San Antonio, Texas, Mark Johnson gave a presentation to 350 students from across the state. Prior to the presentation, Johnson got to know the students and where they were from. Later, during his presentation, he had each student stand as he listed off each of their names—all 350 of them.
3/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


Upcoming ‘Full Circle…an Aging Expo’ in Hays



An estimated 34 million Americans are caregivers for an older family member, and of that number, 15 percent live one or more hours away from their loved one, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving.
3/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


Walk Kansas Kicks off March 16



MANHATTAN, Kan. – One of the most successful programs developed by K-State Research and Extension is about to start its 13th year.


2/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING... Play Audio



An estimated 34 million Americans are caregivers for an older parent – and of that number – 15% live one or more hours away. In many instances, the caregiving is being arranged for parents who live in other states. Fortunately, K-State Research and Extension adult development and aging specialist Bradford Wiles says there are strategies long-distance caregivers can follow to make the process easier. On today’s Sound Living: managing long-distance caregiving.
 
 

1/30/2014 6:00:00 PM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
12/11/2013 8:00:00 AM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
12/4/2013 8:00:00 AM


Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping: Keep Fun and Budget in Mind



Holiday ShoppingA K-State expert provides insight into why people enjoy shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and how they can make the most of their shopping experience.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM


Including Children in Holiday Activities is Best Gift



Oh, the holidays. They can be joyous and warm … or stressful and budget-breaking … or all of the above. Plus they can leave families, particularly children, with unrealistic expectations. To help individuals and families navigate the holidays without breaking the bank and still providing positive experiences, two Kansas State University specialists provided tips.
11/19/2013 8:00:00 AM


Foster Grandparents Reach Out to Military Kids in Kansas



A partnership between Foster Grandparents and Kansas Operation Military Kids provides seniors with information to assist military children, who face many unique challenges and opportunities.
11/18/2013 8:00:00 AM


Farm Transition Workshops Planned in Kansas



MANHATTAN, Kan. – When it comes to devising a plan to transition the family farm to the next generation, communicating may be the hardest part, according to Jeri Albright, who along with her husband, Corky, operates a crop and livestock operation in Jackson County, Kan.
11/15/2013 8:00:00 AM


Push Processed Trans Fats Aside



Trans FatsAs the holiday season approaches, many thoughts run through people’s minds, thoughts that might include food, family, gatherings and gift wish lists. Considering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent news that it plans to phase out the use of trans fats in foods, perhaps the perfect gift for someone this holiday season is a hot air popcorn popper.
11/13/2013 8:00:00 AM