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HIRING A FULL-TIME PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Hiring a Full-time program assistant serving Atchison County communities. Plan and deliver community based nutrition education targeting limited resource adults. Duties will include food demonstrations and community programs. Plus expand related community partnerships. B.S. in education, family and consumer sciences, dietetics or related field required. Contact K-State Research and Extension - Atchison County: Diane Nielson at dnielson@ksu.edu or Ray Ladd at cladd@ksu.edu.  KSRE is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required. Screening of applications begins February 10. To apply, submit letter of introduction and resume detailing related job skills, previous employment history and related references.

 

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Women Managing the Farm

Experience a conference designed for women with a vested interest in a farm or ranch operation, whether they are owners, partners or beginners just starting in agriculture. Women Managing the Farm focuses on the active roles women play in all aspects of financial and risk management while also addressing the unique dynamics of the agricultural operation and the household. Topics include:  production, management, finances, legal, relationships and health.

The 2016 Women Managing the Farm Conference takes place February 4-5 in Manhattan, Kansas. This year’s theme is Her AgriCULTURE Story: Wisdom, Stewardship, Heritage, with keynote speakers Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, associate professor of history, Kansas State University; Amy H. Gales, Executive Vice President, CoBank; Mykel Taylor, ag economist, Kansas State University; and Mary Lee Chin, dietitian. Pre-conference workshops will also be offered on February 3 and will focus on working with Excel spreadsheets, livestock handling and growing grain knowledge. Conference information, registration and scholarship applications are available at
womenmanagingthefarm.info.

Successful Extension Education Delivery Model Considered Locally

Atchison and Leavenworth County Extension Councils plan to join 44 counties across the state who have formed extension districts. There are currently sixteen Kansas Extension Districts. Local discussions in regard to districting have been ongoing between the two counties since the fall of 2013. Local extension council members have developed a question and answer fact sheet to provide districting details to local citizens. Community members are also ... Continue Reading

A map of current Extension Districts can be viewed here.