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K-State Today

September 6, 2022

Brian Olson new head of Western Kansas Research-Extension Centers

Submitted by Jerry Grasso

Brian Olson will become the head for the Western Kansas Research-Extension Centers on Sept. 19. Bob Weaber will remain acting head until Olson officially assumes this position. 

Since 2014, Olson has been the manager at the Bayer/Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center. Before this position, he was with Kansas State University from 2001-2011 as associate and assistant professor as northwest crops and soils specialist and multicounty agronomist for Kansas State University at the Northwest Research and Extension Center.

Olson received his Bachelor of Science in agronomy from Illinois State University and his master's and doctoral degrees from Kansas State University.

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