K-State Research and Extension
2012 K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference

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Wednesday, October 17: 1:15 to 2 p.m.


1A The High School Financial Planning Program: Preparing Students for Financial Independence

Elizabeth Kiss, associate professor, Family Studies and Human Services

Since the mid-1980s, the National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program has reached nearly eight million students across the country and at more than 100 military bases around the world. The program is used in public and private schools, home school settings, community youth programs, scouts, 4-H, church seminars, JROTC programs, adult and youth learning centers, and juvenile detention centers.

The HSFPP is flexible, available at no cost, and equips students in Grades 8–12 with fundamental personal finance skills to prepare them for financial independence and mindful money management decisions and behaviors. This session will introduce the newly revised HSFPP and show how extension professionals can partner in their communities to help students get off to a good start managing finances on their own.


1B Feeding the World: A Time for Action

Gregg Hadley, Assistant Director for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Development, Moderator;
Barbara Stone, Assistant Director for 4-H Youth Development;
Dan Devlin, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment; Chuck Rice, Agronomy;
Chris Reinhardt, Animal Sciences and Industry;
David Lambert, Agricultural Economics;
Stu Duncan, Northeast Area Office

As our global population is projected to exceed nine billion by 2050, we face significant challenges to produce sufficient food, feed, fiber, and biofuel feedstock. How do we prepare for these unprecedented demands, including preparing our future workforce? A panel of experts and practitioners will highlight the issues and offer insights to address the challenge of feeding the world.

1C Communication Strategy: The Basics

Sarah Hancock, Technical Editor
Elaine Edwards, Media Relations and Marketing Services Coordinator
Russ Feldhausen, Microcomputer Support Technician
Nancy Zimmerli-Cates, Publishing Coordinator, Communications and Agricultural Education

The responsibility for communicating research has not changed since passage of the Morrill Act in 1862, but the methods have. What is the best way to reach our audience and advance our legacy?

This session will cover communication strategy basics by identifying appropriate short-form, medium-form, and long-form communications with examples from successful K-State Research and Extension communicators. These forms will include both traditional and contemporary communication methods; examples will include how staff used different strategies, including publications, to communicate a timely issue and how social media can cause a video or photo to go viral.

1D Board Leadership Series — A “high touch-high tech” training initiative for boards and commissions

Laurie Chandler, Shawnee County Director
Bruce Chladny, Wyandotte County Director
Miller, Johnson County Agent

Participants will learn about the newly developed Board Leadership Series pilot project and how they can sponsor a Board Leadership Training in their local community during the 2012-2013 program year. This four-session training program was developed by a team of 15 extension professionals from the Community Development Program Focus Team and pilot tested in 2012 at four sites across the state with just under 40 participants from a variety of local boards including extension council, farm bureau, neighborhood association, chamber of commerce, school board, etc.

The sessions are taught by a team of extension professionals through Adobe Connect, with the local agent serving as facilitator.

1E Family Gardening

Gayle Price, Southeast Area Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist
Sandy Procter, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator and State Leader
Andrea Feldkamp, Extension Nutrition Program Assistant Coordinator

Family Gardening is a new, family and community-focused gardening curriculum adapted from Denver Urban Gardens’ School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum. The six-lesson format features science and nutrition-based lessons supported by fun, related activities for the whole family. Each lesson highlights simple, tasty recipes. This easy-to-use curriculum comes with leader's guides, participant handouts, activities for all ages, and a family gardening journal to capture each “seed of success.”  It was designed with Family Nutrition Program participants in mind.

1F — Feed Availability Today and in the Future: Understanding the Current Situation

Sandy Johnson, Northwest Area Livestock Production Specialist
Troy Dumler, Southwest Area Agricultural Economist

This session will focus on the current feed situation in Kansas, including availability and condition of traditional feedstuffs, alternative feeding options and management concerns. It will include short presentations from members of the Livestock and Farm Management Program Focus Teams, who will also facilitate the discussion.


1G — Extension Specialist Orientation: Extension Overview and Resources for Success

Doug Jardine, Plant Pathology, Moderator;
Jim Lindquist, Field Operations

An overview of the federal, regional, and state Cooperative Extension System and resources available to specialists.


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