K-State Research and Extension

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2012 Report to the Legislature


legislative report>Bertha MendozaStatewide Programs Help Combat Hunger

For more than 40 years, K-State Research and Extension has been reaching young families and youth with limited resources -- those most at risk to suffer from hunger and food insecurity -- through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

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legislative report>NurseriesK-State's Expertise Draws Visitors to Kansas

In 2007 (the most recent figures available), sales of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod ranked sixth in Kansas agricultural sales at $77,031,000. K-State continues to offer workshops and other opportunities that introduce professional and casual gardeners to new technology.

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legislative report>Smoke ManagementEvaluating the Kansas Smoke Management Plan

K-State researchers continue to look at the best ways to burn native grasslands to help cattle producers achieve their management goals. In 2011, approximately 1 million head of cattle added about $30 million to the Kansas economy.

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legislative report>Annies ProjectAnnie's Project: Knowledge and Support

Census data show that the number of women who are principal farm operators is growing steadily. In 2007, 30 percent of the total number of farm operators in the U.S. were women.

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