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K-State Today

August 5, 2014



Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby celebrates 100 years of agricultural research and outreach

By Mary Lou Peter

We've come a long way since it took 40-50 hours of labor to produce 100 bushels of wheat. To celebrate its role in 100 years of agricultural research and outreach, Kansas State University's Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby will host a special field day, plus meal and evening program, on Thursday, Sept. 4.

The public is invited to both events. Presentations at the field day will include a historical perspective, but also focus on current topics and those on the horizon. Registration for the field day, to be at the center, 105 Experiment Farm Road, begins at 2 p.m., with field tours running from 2:30-5 p.m.

A free meal begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a program from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Cooper Barn at the Prairie Museum of Art and History, 1905 S. Franklin in Colby. Preregistration for the evening program is required by calling 785-462-6281 or online at www.northwest.ksu.edu to ensure enough food is available.