MANHATTAN, Kan. – Debra Wood will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Central Kansas District as a family and consumer sciences agent specializing in family resource management, effective Jan. 6, 2013. She will be based in the Salina, Kan. office.
Wood is transferring from a similar position with K-State Research and Extension in Geary County. She also worked as a family resource management extension agent at Fort Riley, Kan., and as executive coordinator of Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) at Kansas State University.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing at K-State and a master’s degree in family studies and human services, also at K-State.
Family and consumer sciences extension agents provide leadership in their communities by developing and delivering educational programming relative to family-related issues including nutrition, food safety, parenting, financial management, health and safety.
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 Central Kansas District is available by calling 785-309-5850 or on the Web.
K-State Research and Extension Has Programs, Publications for Ottawa, Saline 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.