K-State 105

K-State 105 is all about partnerships.

We're a university built on engagement.

As the nation's first operational land-grant university, Kansas State University has always been in every Kansas county. But as a next-generation land-grant university, we're embracing innovative ways to serve and connect with the people who call the Sunflower State home.

We're connecting the dots. Bringing people and partners together. Building the economic prosperity of all 105 Kansas counties.

We call it K-State 105. Join us.

Get involved with K-State 105.

Submit a K-State 105 project proposal.


A statewide network

Through K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University has a presence in every Kansas county. K-State 105 is elevating this statewide network and making resources accessible to every Kansan.

This map shows K-State's presence in all 105 counties of Kansas.


About K-State 105

K-State 105 is Kansas State University's answer to the call for a comprehensive economic growth and advancement solution for Kansas. The initiative leverages the statewide K-State Research and Extension network to deliver the full breadth of the university's collective knowledge and solution-driven innovation to every Kansan, right where they live and work. Additionally, K-State 105 forges the connections and partnerships that create access to additional expertise within other state institutions and agencies, nonprofits and corporations — all part of an effort to build additional capacities and strengths in each of the 105 counties in the state.

K-State 105 is a key driver of the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan and it is a pillar of the university's Economic Prosperity Plan.


K-State 105 impact

We're working with statewide partners, regional partners and project partners to address key areas: child care, affordable housing, health care and other elements that affect prosperity in Kansas.

By building and leveraging networks of support, technical solutions, business creation and workforce development, K-State 105 is poised to achieve great things for Kansas.

Read stories that show how K-State 105 is helping Kansas.

Job creation
Aligned with K-State's economic prosperity plan, K-State 105 is poised to create direct jobs within the state of Kansas.
Capital and equity investment
K-State 105 will assist in attracting and leveraging private and public capital and equity investment for Kansas.
Business development
By creating connections and leveraging our networks and expertise, K-State 105 will help in the establishment or expansion of new businesses.
Funding and technical assistance
K-State 105 will assist in securing funding or substantive technical assistance for businesses, entrepreneurs, communities and municipalities.