MANHATTAN, Kan. – Teresa Hatfield will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County office on Jan. 6 as a family and consumer sciences agent, specializing in adult development and aging.
She worked previously as a program manager and information specialist with the Sedgwick County Department on Aging.
Hatfield earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Wichita State University and a master’s degree in gerontology, also at WSU.
Family and consumer sciences extension agents who specialize in adult development and aging provide leadership in their communities by developing and delivering educational programming to support family systems in the community. Programs may include Medicare education such as Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK), chronic disease management, caregiving, intergenerational relationships, home modification to promote independent living, planning for long-term care, and end-of-life issues.
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 Sedgwick County office is available by calling 316-660-0100 or on the Web.
K-State Research and Extension Has Programs, Publications for Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick County office is at 316-660-0100