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Local Agencies Train For Livestock Disease Crisis... Play Audio



The emergency preparedness coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sandy Johnson, talks about the recent emergency training exercise in north-central and northeast Kansas, evaluating the response of several local agencies to a simulated outbreak of food-and-mouth disease...she reports on how that exercise went and what was learned from it.

10/6/2014 7:00:00 PM


Safety Concerns During Fall Harvest... Play Audio



K-State farm safety specialist Kerri Ebert promotes awareness of the lingering safety concerns in production agriculture during the extremely busy fall season, especially with regard to youth on the farm and ranch...as this is National Farm Safety and Health Week across the country.

9/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Noted Scientist to Speak Oct. 15 on Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources



Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Oct. 15 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”
9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Smokey Bear: 70 Years and Going Strong... Play Audio



K-State fire protection specialist Jason Hartman talks about the 70th anniversary of the Smoky Bear campaign, promoting the prevention of wildfires...that's being commemorated in a unique way at three national park sites in Kansas this month.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Huck Boyd Institute and Foundation Offer Grants for Leadership Projects



Mini-grants are now available to support community service projects as identified by community or college-based leadership development programs.

9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


Smokey Bear: 70 Years and Going Strong... Play Audio



K-State fire protection specialist Jason Hartman talks about the 70th anniversary of the Smokey Bear campaign, promoting the prevention of wildfires...that's being commemorated in a unique way at three national park sites in Kansas this month.

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


DEALING WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT Play Audio



It’s reported that in their lifetime, as many as 25-percent of women will say they have been sexually assaulted.  But one expert on the subject feels those numbers are wrong…very wrong.  He says no one addresses one of the most serious elements of sexual assault — a failure to obtain consent.  And, the average person does not relate to the importance of needing to have permission before engaging in an intimate act with another person.

8/28/2014 7:00:00 PM


FINANCIAL RECOVERY AFTER A DISASTER Play Audio



Disaster is commonly defined as a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage or loss of life. While we can’t always control what happens, we can be better prepared to deal with a disaster. For the nearly three million people who live in Kansas, a disaster could include a tornado, flood, ice storm or fire. K-State Research and Extension family resource specialist Elizabeth Kiss says Prepare Kansas, an online financial challenge to organize and help ease recovery after disasters, is being offered throughout September to help families build a household inventory, review insurance coverages, make a grab-and-go box and provide tips for what to do following a disaster.
 

8/27/2014 7:00:00 PM


Prepare Kansas



Prepare Kansas is an online challenge to help your family be prepared for disasters. See video
8/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansans Can Sign Up Now for New Financial Challenge



Consider this scenario: You live where straight-line winds, occasional flooding, and fire are ever-present threats. Oh, wait, that’s not just a scenario. That’s reality for the almost 2.9 million people who call Kansas home.
8/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


Weibert Honored as Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus



Warren WeibertWarren Weibert, a 1969 graduate of Kansas State, was honored on Nov. 15 as the recipient of the 2013 K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM