Oct 24, 2017
The number of Kansas kids living in poverty is continuing to climb while funding for safety net programs continues to decline. As a result, many Kansas families are stressed and struggling with day-to-day life. Meanwhile, two Kansas State University researchers are using a grant to engage impoverished families in community conversation to learn more about the role of social capital in Kansas families living in poverty. K-State Research and Extension youth development specialist Elaine Johannes discusses the research project and the role Extension can play in helping families in need.
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.