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April 01, 2013
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Murphy to Join Staff of K-State Research and Extension Southwind District


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Jennifer Murphy will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Southwind Extension District as a 4-H youth development agent, effective April 14.

The district is comprised of Allen, Bourbon and Neosho counties. Murphy will be based at the extension office in Erie, Kan.

She worked previously as a 4-H program assistant in K-State’s Wildcat Extension District in Girard, Kan., and as a child and adolescent case manager with the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center in Pleasanton, Kan.

Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from Pittsburg State University.   

4-H youth development extension agents provide leadership in their communities by developing and delivering educational programming relative to building life skills in children and teens, including a positive self concept, an inquiring mind, a concern for the community, healthy interpersonal relationships and sound decision making.

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 Southwind Extension District is available by calling 620-244-3826 or on the Web






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K-State Research and Extension Has Programs, Publications
For Bourbon, Allen and Neosho 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 Web site.


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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.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
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K-State Research and Extension office - Erie, Kan. - 620-244-3826