Extension Agriculture and Natural ResourcesDaryl D. Buchholz, Assistant Director, Professor
Faculty in several departments of the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering offer educational and technical assistance through the county extension network to citizens throughout the state.
In addition, interdisciplinary programs in water quality; resource use and conservation; community and economic development; value-added processing and production; food, feed, and forage production; animal production and utilization; and farm business and financial management are offered.
See faculty listing for the Department of Agricultural Economics.
The extension educational program in farm management is divided into two areas: Kansas Farm Management Association programs and area and state farm management programs.
In the Kansas Farm Management Association program, the 24 farm management agricultural economists conduct an intensive educational program with approximately 2,700 Kansas farm families in the six farm management associations.
The extension farm management program is conducted by state specialists and area economists. It is done with in-depth educational programs in cooperation with the county extension agents. The area specialists conduct in-depth workshops in farm business management with farm families, provide a nearby reference resource for agents, and develop educational materials for agent use.
The economic information program provides current data on factors affecting farming, business and industrial operations, labor supply and demand, and family living costs.
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Extension biological and agricultural engineering
See faculty listing for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Extension agricultural engineering conducts an educational program which relates to engineering principles to agricultural concerns including water management, water quality, waste management, crop and grain management systems, food processing, ag safety, pesticide application equipment, and livestock production facilities.
See faculty listing for the Department of Agronomy.
Extension agronomy conducts a statewide educational program in agricultural crop production and natural resource conservation. The program is focused on conservation and protection of natural resources through education and technology transfer that results in improved, stable crop production efficiency. The breadth of the program is in understanding the dynamics of crops, weeds, soils, and water on crop and grazing lands, management, and production.
Extension animal sciences and industry
See faculty listing for the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.
Extension specialists in animal sciences and industry provide leadership for state programs in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, meats, dairy products, value-added food products, food safety, and wildlife damage control.
See faculty listing for the Department of Entomology.
Extension entomology is concerned with integrated insect and mite management or control for Kansas citizens. Pilot pest management projects are used to introduce and validate integrated approaches to managing pest populations.
Extension grain science and industry
See faculty listing for the Department of Grain Science and Industry.
Educational efforts target all sectors of the grain industry and include people involved with wheat breeding,production, grain handling, merchandising, processing, baking, feed manufacturing, and regulatory compliance. Two thrusts of this program include grain utilization and processing quality; and flour mill, feed mill, and grain elevator management. Subjects include wheat quality as it relates to milling and baking properties, commercial and on-farm grain storage and quality maintenance techniques, on-farm feed manufacturing, commercial feed processing, grain industry safety and regulatory compliance, plant sanitation, food safety, and grain grading.
Extension horticulture, forestry, and recreation resources
See faculty listing for the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources.
Programs in extension horticulture and landscaping serve persons interested in fruits, nuts, vegetables, flowers, turf, shrubs, ornamental and shade trees, and forest and riparian management.
Extension plant pathology
See faculty listing for the Department of Plant Pathology.
Plant pathology extension specialists provides information about the occurrence and nature of plant diseases and the economic means for their control.