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Aug 19, 2019

In Kansas, it’s possible to see a variety of weather-related events throughout the year, such as severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, blizzards and ice storms. These weather events often cause power outages. In conjunction with September being National Preparedness Month, K-State Research and Extension’s Prepare Kansas 2019 – an online challenge to be prepared ahead of a disaster – is focusing on knowing what to do when the power goes out. Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss says the challenge helps prevent food loss and reduces the risk of consuming contaminated food.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.