Feb 20, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded K-State Research and Extension specialists Elaine Johannes and Erin Yelland more than 300-thousand dollars to recruit volunteers with diverse backgrounds and equip them with the skills needed to create positive health-related changes in their communities. Yelland says addressing the declining health of the American population is a pressing issue that requires innovative initiatives to produce significant impacts, and this grant provides the support to implement a Master Health Volunteer program in Ottawa, Saline, Dickinson, Marion, McPherson, Cherokee and Cowley counties.
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