We’re here for you, as always

Carla Nemecek is Southwind District Director and agent.
For almost as long as Kansas has existed, K-State Research and Extension has been here to help you and every other Kansan thrive.

In the middle of this current challenge, that mission remains unchanged. With offices in all 105 counties across Kansas, our promise has always been to provide relevant, science-based education and information to help you make decisions to maintain and improve your health, build and sustain businesses, grow your community, steward resources, feed the world, and raise the next generation of capable, responsible, thoughtful community leaders.

While we remain steadfast in our commitment to that mission, we have had to adapt how we deliver to you during this time of public distancing.

Kansas State University is on a limited-operation status. As of March 23, classes are being taught online, and most employees on campuses in Manhattan, Salina and Olathe have been working from home since well before Gov. Kelly’s statewide stay-at-home order.

In accordance with guidance from the university and the State of Kansas, here’s how K-State Research and Extension is responding:

  • All K-State Research and Extension face-to-face events are canceled through May 15.
  • As of March 31, at least one-half of county and district-level K-State Research and Extension offices have closed their physical buildings.
  • Southwind District extension agents are practicing social distancing, too, but continue to work during this time and are available by email or phone.
  • Outreach continues across the state via distance education tools, Facebook videos and Zoom sessions. To find out how to reach your local Southwind District agents and participate in learning activities, visit www.southwind.k-state.edu Email may be the quickest way to reach your local agent.
  • K-State Research and Extension has compiled numerous publications and other information to help people take care of themselves and others during times of crisis. The Southwind District website is updated daily. See the complete list of resources online.

No matter where you live in Kansas, K-State Research and Extension is nearby – no matter the circumstances. We are a steady voice during trying times. Together, we can do this and will emerge stronger than ever. #inthistogether

Carla Nemecek
Southwind Extension District
Director & Agent
1 North Washington, Iola, KS 66749

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