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2012 Report to the Legislature



legislative report>MFV 2012Programs Promote Food, Nutrition, Health

The Master Food Volunteer Program was created by K-State Research and Extension in 2002 and has been adopted by 17 states. Volunteers receive 40 hours of training and, in return, provide 40 hours of volunteer service to their community.

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legislative report>Resistant WeedsResearchers Battle Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Failure to control weeds in cropland can reduce crop yields by 20-40 percent or more. K-State researchers are identifying Kansas locations with herbicide-resistant weeds. They say that knowing the extent of the problem will help them develop production strategies to help Kansas farmers.

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legislative report>Cattle CollegeTraining Meets Commercial Cattle Feeder Needs

K-State beef scientists have offered the state's cattle feeders a college experience -- for free! Since 2009, about 400 Kansas cattlemen have attended the Cattle Feeders College in southwest Kansas.

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legislative report>4H Technology4-H Equips Youth With Science, Technology Skills

Students participating in 4-H report higher educational achievement and academic confidence, are nearly two times more likely to attend college, and more likely to pursue future courses or a career in science, engineering or computer technology.

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