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K-State launches website with COVID-19 experts, news releases
April 10, 2020
Kansas State University is actively involved in the fight against COVID-19, including research projects, outreach efforts and faculty experts. The university has launched a website resource with news releases and expert sources organized by topic.

In-person K-State Research and Extension activities suspended through July 4
April 10, 2020
K-State Research and Extension will continue its suspension of all face-to-face extension programs, meetings and events through July 4. This includes several 4-H Youth Development events, including camps and Discovery Days.

Kansas Mesonet aids emergency planners, farmers and more
August 29, 2019
Kansas Mesonet, based at Kansas State University is expanding and upgrading its network of weather stations across the state. Learn more about the 62 weather station that make up the Kansas Mesonet, an expanding network of stations that collects weather and climate data. 

K-State Farm Bill Meetings
August 8, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill was passed in December, 2018. Though it has much in common with the previous farm bill, there are some significant differences. These in-depth Farm Bill meetings will cover the new provisions of the programs, economic decisions to consider when making a decision, and present a new decision tool for producers to use. Specifically the discussion will look at commodity programs, particularly the economics of the ARC/PLC decision and the OSU-KSU Farm Program Decision Aid. There will also be discussion of SCO and changes in crop insurance. Speakers are Dr. Mykel Taylor, Dr. Monte Vandeveer, Robin Reid, and Dr. Dan O'Brien, as well as local extension agents and FSA personnel.  To view a complete schedule of meeting locations, dates, and times go to www.agmanager.info.  To register for one of the upcoming meetings, please fill out the online form

K-State Researchers prepare for first year of industrial hemp
April 30, 2019
Northwest Area agronomist Lucas Haag and others at K-State, KDA has a task force focused on rapidly preparing to support farmers who want to pursue growing hemp.  Learn more about Federal and State regulations.

Findings validate voluntary conservation efforts in northwest Kansas
March 26, 2019
MANHATTAN, Kan. – When a group of farmers in northwest Kansas decided to voluntarily reduce their use of groundwater, no one really knew how that might affect their profitability. Five years later, they have an answer.  Learn more about this recent project.

Grazing Cover Crops
June 8, 2018
K-State beef specialist, Sandy Johnson says that cover crops can be an alternative feed for cattle.

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NW Research Center
105 Experiment Farm Road
PO Box 505
Colby, Kansas 67701-0505
Phone: 785-462-6281
Fax: 785-462-2315

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