Kagan Keeten

Joshua Diazdeleon

Year in school: Senior

Major: Agribusiness

Hometown: Glade, Kansas

What is your earliest K-State memory?

My earliest K-State comes from fifth grade. My English teacher at the time was a Wildcat fan, and she rewarded the students who met their reading goals by taking them on a campus visit to Kansas State. We got to tour campus and ended the day with bowling and Subway in the K-State Union.

Why did you choose K-State?

I chose K-State because of their renowned academics in agriculture. Furthermore, I had fallen in love with the atmosphere after attending football games and basketball camps throughout my youth.

How are you involved at K-State?

At K-State I have been involved in numerous clubs and activities including numerous intramural sports and athletic tournaments. Furthermore, I have been a member of Ag Econ Club, Cattlemen’s Club, International Buddies, and Center for Risk Management. At Kansas State there is a place for everyone!

What has been your favorite K-State experience?

Thus far, my all-time favorite K-State experience would have to be attending the bowl games. It is hard to beat traveling with all your Wildcat friends across the country to support your team.

How does K-State care for Kansans in your hometown community?

K-State cares for my hometown by conducting professional research and having seminars that are beneficial to the rural and agricultural community. This last summer, they managed wheat plots and presented it to local farmers and entities. Also, they provided our farmers market with a health specialist who brought a bicycle that had a blender connected to the pedals. Kids were then able to make their own smoothies by pedaling the bicycle. These are just a couple of events I recall from the summer.

Why do you want to bring K-State to your community?

I want to bring K-State to my community to motivate and educate youth and adults in the rural areas of NW Kansas. It is important that the youth know what K-State has to offer and that it is possible for them to become a member of the Wildcat family. It would also be beneficial for adults to have access to K-State resources. Therefore, they could take advantage of the research and opportunities for improvement of their own businesses or professions.