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Community Development

A community's sustainability depends on its long-term ability to meet residents' needs.

One of our goals at K-State Research and Extension is to provide technical assistance and evidence-based programs to citizens who want to make sure their communities survive and prosper.

K-State Research and Extension can play a key role in helping people create a vision across traditional geographical, sociological, and political boundaries. We can help your community become a better place to live and work.


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Video: Kansas 4-H Pilot Program for Hispanic Youth and Families

A unique pilot program in southwest Kansas was created to serve Hispanic youth and families. Here's a look at the program and the people who made it happen.
Miguel Soltero
4-H Clubs Strengthen SW Kansas Communities

FEATURE: How Kansas 4-H is helping Hispanic families in southwest Kansas (three part series)

Garden City 4-H Clubs

4-H Spurs Hispanic Youth to Seek College Education

Organizers Hope 4-H Opens Community Doors for Hispanic Families

Interns Motivate Kids, Families in Bilingual 4-H Program

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2012 Master Farmer, Farm Homemaker
K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Farmer Magazine celebrate the 2012 Kansas Master Farmer and Farm Homemaker couples. The K-State Radio Network recently aired interviews with each couple. 
Gary and Lynda
Fort Scott
MFFH 2013, Holmquist
Thomas and Marlysue Holmquist
MFFH 2013, Hummel
Charles and Anita Hummel
Robert and Sharon Scherman
MFFH 2013, Stegman
John and Bernadine Stegman
Leon and Janet Sylvester
Sign Up Now Available for Board Leadership Series
2013 Board Leadership Series

Popular program will be offered again this February at several Kansas sites.

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LEADS Curriculum

LEADS stands for Leadership, Excellence, and Dynamic Solutions. The program is coordinated by K-State Research and Extension's effective leadership program team.

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