Mar 9, 2020
Rural Kansas communities contribute greatly to the state’s economy and its identity. However, many smaller communities are struggling to thrive and survive. Researchers from 19 different states, including K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles, are part of a project to work with rural communities to improve their health and sustainability.
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.