MANHATTAN, Kan. – Travis Carmichael will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Lyon County office as a horticulture and community development agent, effective May 26.
He has worked as a graduate research assistant in Kansas State University’s Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources in Manhattan, and at several nurseries and greenhouses in the Midwest.
Carmichael earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture at Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree in horticulture at K-State.
In his role as a horticulture and community development agent, he will provide leadership in Lyon County by developing and delivering educational programming relative to horticulture crop production, landscape maintenance and improvement and conservation of natural resources, as well as programming designed to support successful and sustainable communities.
Extension agents are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension board.
The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.
More information about the K-State Research and Extension Lyon County office is available by calling 620-341-3220 or on the Web.
Sidebar or box:K-State Research and Extension Has Programs, Publications for Lyon County Residents
MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State Research and Extension, based at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., offers programs, publications and newsletters focused on improving the quality of life for Kansans and others using research-based information. It has offices in all 105 Kansas counties.
K-State Research and Extension family and consumer sciences agents develop and deliver educational programs on family issues including nutrition, food and food safety, parenting, family and personal relationships, financial management, health and safety.
Agriculture and natural resources agents develop and deliver educational programs on topics including crop and livestock production, environmental stewardship, farm and ranch management, agriculture public policy, and horticulture production.
Family and consumer sciences and agriculture and natural resources agents also work in community development.
4-H youth development agents develop and deliver programs aimed at helping youth develop life skills, including a positive self concept, an inquiring mind, a concern for the community, healthy interpersonal relationships and sound decision making.
More information about the services available through K-State Research and Extension is available at county and district offices or on the website.
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 K-State campus, Manhattan.
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The K-State Research and Extension Lyon County office - 620-341-3220