K-State Research and Extension
2013 Report to the Kansas Legislature

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Working Together to Mitigate Drought Impact

Drought, Disaster 2013Every one of Kansas’ 105 counties was declared a federal disaster area by the USDA in 2012.

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Kansas 4-H Prepares Youth for Hi-Tech Future

4H High Tech 2013A five-year study by Tufts University shows that 4-H members 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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Noxious Weed Management a Priority for Ranchers

Sericea Control 2013Sericea lespedeza aggressively competes with native grass. A K-State study shows that native grass production was reduced by as much as 80 percent in grassland severely infested with the noxious weed.

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Promoting Diabetes Awareness and Prevention

Diabetes Awareness 2013Medical expenses for people with diabetes are more than two times higher than for people without diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. It also is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and the seventh leading cause of death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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