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Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

The complex global society of the future will require leaders with effective teamwork and communication skills. We need to prepare leaders of all ages so they contribute to a vibrant Kansas economy and quality of life.

Through youth, community, and agricultural programs, K-State Research and Extension develops leaders to meet the challenges of the future.

*This video is also shown on the Health and Community Vitality pages.


Results Are in the Numbers


What We Are Doing

  • Establishing a national model for bringing ethnically diverse families to 4-H.
  • Meeting the needs of military youth and their families at Kansas military installations and families of deployed members of the National Guard and Army Reserve.
  • Training Kansans of all ages to be better citizens and leaders.
  • Adding value to the economy, 
    4-H members are twice as likely to attend college and pursue careers in science, engineering, and computer technology.