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Atchison County

Kansas State Unversity In Atchison County

For more than a century, K-State Reseaarch and Extension-Atchison County has connected the people of Atchison County with their land grant university.  Since  1915, we have applied university-generated resources and research to improve the lives, communities and businesses of thousands of  Atchison Countians.

We invite you to invest in Atchison County's future with us.

Friday, August 19th Is A Lucky Day  

Atchison Community  Foundation All Board Day

The Atchison Community Foundation has organized All  Board Atchison Match Day. The team has planned a fun event that allows donors to  support multiple organizations in the Atchison community. Check  their website for more details. Be sure to stop by our booth and learn more about Kansas State Unversity in Atchison County.  Our other extension friends will enjoy discovering services we provide in the community as we serve a tasty scoop of Kansas made ice cream.

Join us in person or join us via the internet community to pledge your  support. 

K-State in Atchison County

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Download a copy of Atchison County Purple Pride to share

Download a copy of the printable match form to include with your  donation,  Checks should be dated August 19 and postmarked by August 19.  Donations  can  be  made directly online onthe  Allboard  website. 

Give to Kansas State University in Atchison County

Whether in Manhattan, Olathe, Salina or Atchison County, Kansas State  University education happens here. County Extension Agents are university faculty residing in the Atchison community.

Take your first class K-State led class by participating in 4-H activities, attending county camp or partaking in hands-on-learning via in-school extension led youth programs such as Farm to Fork. 

Discover career opportunities by attending educational programs at home or on the main campus.  Apply for 4-H scholarships to support post-secondary education. ( Voc-tech or any institution of  higher  learning). Connect with professors via our KSU staff to explore fields of study. 

Complete your degree online. Agent educators serve as KSU exam protctors.

Need technical assistance with business questions, involved in production  agriculture, seeking health and wellness education, need parenting  tips or  more, the K-State education connection continues for a lifetimeExtension agents via informal education, farm and home visits, research-based demonstration plots and workshops on  a varietyof  topics teach hundred of  local citizens anually.  As educators, agents keep up-to-date via training the  Manhattan campus. Because agent know Atchison County and its community leaders, your Atchison K-State Unversity campus offers a rotation of visiting KSU professors to address local community needs. Kansas State Unversity is  the nation's first land grant Unversity. It is the Unversity's land grant mission to bring Kansas State Unversity to Atchison County thru our  community based education. There are no tution fees to attend our classes.

We invite you to join us in our mission of providing Knowledge for Life by becoming a supporter of Kansas State University in Atchison County. Your gifts help address economic opportunity, educational access and excellence, and health and well-being for the benefit of all the citizens of Atchison County, Kansas

We are doing great things, but we need your help in order to continue! K-State Research  and Extension-Atchison County Extension programs address current educational needs and emerging community needs.

  • An abundant and safe food supply
  • Profitable plant and animal production systems
  • Horticulture
  • Nutrition education
  • Youth and family development
  • Improved community economic wealth and health.

Thousands of  Atchison County adults and youth benefit from programs such as nutrition classes; economic and community development, 4-H’s “learn-by-doing” projects, activities and camps; and horticulture education. Your gifts today will also help support our future goal of being housed in a modern facility to meet the needs of our ever growing  educational  programs and share our purple pride in the community.

K-State Research and Extension–Atchison County has been extending the university to the people of Atchison County since 1915. By pledging your  support today, you will help strengthen our community tomorrow. Thank you for becoming a supporter of Atchison County Extension!

Follow any road in Atchison County and you’ll find people whose lives have been influenced by Extension’s educational programs. K-State Research and  Extension-Atchison County helps over 5,000 citizens to improve their quality of life and solve problems through the application of research and evidenced-based knowledge about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development annually.


Agriculture and Natural Resources programs helps local producers run more profitable farms and agricultural holdings, grow and process abundant and safe food, and create a cleaner, safer environment.
Mother and child cooking
Family and Consumer Sciences
Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals use research-based education to help citizens improve their well-being, resulting in economic benefits for individuals, families, and communities.
4-Her at Camp learning wood working
4-H Youth Development

4-H encourages youth to “Learn by Doing.” Members develop their skills and talents to the fullest potential through 4-H clubs, special interest groups, in school programs, afterschool programs, camps, and many other activities.

Our Focus Areas
4-Her geocaching
4-H Youth Development
We provide educational programs for children in elementary through high school that help them strengthen life skills through events and projects, take on leadership roles, and serve others.
Agri-business economics and Entrepreneurship
We help producers and growers market their crops, livestock, or other farm resources to consumers.
public health
Public Health
We help start community conversations about public health issues. Mental health, opidiod use, immunizatons, food safety and COVID prevention are  topics we have addressed.
Mom and kids making school lunches
We help people and businesses make healthy food choices, manage their weight, preserve food, and handle food safely.
Woman exercising
We help people make healthy choices, prevent and manage chronic conditions, and increase opportunities for better health.
Crop Production Systems
We provide support to crop producers in marketing, integrated pest management, sustainable cultural practices, environmental and human health risks, invasive species, regulations, and profitability.
Environmental Stewardship - Tree putting on leaves
Environmental Stewardship
We protect our air, water, and soil through educational programs that promote the responsible use and protection of natural resources through conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.
Mom and child playing
We foster healthy parenting skills, enrich family relationships, and promote emotional wellness.
Livestock and Forage Systems - Angus Cow
Livestock & Forage Systems
We provide research and education to help producers of all ages improve production and management.


Man working with his finances
We help families increase savings, decrease debt, spend wisely, and plan for the future.


Leadership Development - People in conference room with instructor at front of room
Leadership Development
We prepare Atchison County residents to serve as leaders within their communities and help increase economic opportunities at the local level.
Residential and Consumer Horticulture - Bee on Flower in UT Gardens
Residential and Consumer Horticulture
We help homeowners manage their lawns, gardens, and ornamental landscapes.


Natural Resources
We develop and deliver educational programs that help the public and private industries be good stewards of our land, air, water, and other natural resources.
Man and woman in front of house
We help families save energy, prepare for emergencies, and make their homes healthy and safe.