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Serving on a board? Here's help

Whether serving on a community board is a new opportunity or has become routine, Kansans can learn more about leadership and working with fellow board members by attending the Board Leadership Series sessions offered across the state by K-State Research and Extension.

Sessions will be 6 to 8 p.m. February 25-26 and March 4-5 in Beloit, Emporia, Lakin, Lawrence, Olathe, Topeka, Salina, and Wildcat Extension District.

For more information and registration see Board Leadership Series.

Aging with Attitude coming April 24

K-State Research and Extension’s Southeast Area Office, along with other educational sponsors, will present the Aging with Attitude Regional Expo on Friday, April 24, in Pittsburg.
Participants will delve into such topics as aging and humor, mental wellness, offering comfort after a loss, Medicare, oral health, and nutrition, among others. Registration of $15 per person is due April 13 and includes lunch, refreshments, prizes, and a resource fair.
For more information and registration see Aging with Attitude.

Some tips might help resolutions stick

Sometimes sticking with New Year's resolutions just means finding a way to start. For motivation, consider:

• More physical activity? Walk Kansas starts in March. Warm up with Basic Tips for Walking.

• Saving more? America Saves Week is February 23–28. See Kansas Saves.

• Signing up for health insurance? Remember the February 15 deadline and look at Health Insurance Smarts.

• Volunteering for a community garden? See Kansas Community Gardens.

K-State hosts farm bill meetings

The Agricultural Act of 2014 requires producers to make informed decisions regarding commodities and crop insurance. K-State Research and Extension is teaming with sponsors to bring educational meetings to Kansans across the state through mid-February.

Agricultural economists Art Barnaby and Mykel Taylor are providing information on commodity programs and economic tradeoffs between options, as well as major changes to crop insurance. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency discuss commodity program procedures at the half-day meetings.

For more information and registration, see 2014 Farm Bill.

 

New Publications in the KSRE Bookstore

Agricultural Crop Water Use
Forage Sampling Procedures and Equipment
Drip Irrigation for Community Gardens
Agricultural Crop Water Use