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Grand Challenges

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Grand Challenges: Community Vitality

Rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout Kansas face many challenges. When citizens combine their experiences and skills, everyone in the community benefits. K-State Research and Extension staff draw together community groups and share expertise from Kansas State University.

About the banner photo: The McCartys moved the family dairy from Pennsylvania to Kansas, creating new jobs and vitalizing communities. In 2014, they received the  U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

*This video is also shown on the Health and Tomorrow's Leaders pages.


Results Are in the Numbers


What We Are Doing

Partnering with local communities,
K-State Research and Extension staff live and work in every Kansas county and share expertise from the university's three campuses.

Training Extension Master Gardeners.

Working directly with farmers, ranchers, and families to develop better financial management practices.