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K-State Resources and Service Providers

The following are useful links provided by Kansas State University. The links have been divided into several categories:

Economic Development

Center for Sustainable Energy:
The Center for Sustainable Energy, through research and educational efforts, seeks to provide sustainable, renewable energy while maintaining the environment and providing an adequate food supply. The center offers significant educational and scientific resources related to the complete cycle of biofuels production. Basic and applied research, education, and outreach activities are components of the center. More than 30 faculty from across campus, including the colleges of agriculture, arts and sciences, and engineering, are involved.

This link is especially useful as it contains information on funding opportunities.

Arthur Capper Cooperative Center:
The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) provides research-based information, education and assistance to people interested in cooperative-based businesses. These people include cooperative members, directors, managers and employees; students and faculty at educational institutions; the general public and public officials; and owners, directors, managers and employees of non-cooperative agribusinesses.

Kansas Rural Health Works:
Kansas Rural Health Works (KRHW) provides information to support local decision-makers in rural communities to become proactive and intricately involved in planning and supporting their local health systems. The ultimate objective is to maintain local health care services, including critical access hospitals, that result in healthier rural communities and economies.

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Community Development

Center on Aging:
The Center on Aging coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, stimulates aging research, coordinates outreach activities, and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas.

The Center on Aging faculty are committed to programs of education and training, outreach, and research, which address general issues of aging and seek solutions to the challenges of aging. Undergraduate students may work toward an emphasis in gerontology regardless of their primary major or discipline. Graduate students can apply for a graduate certificate or masters in gerontology.

Kansas Rural Health Works:
Kansas Rural Health Works (KRHW) has provided information to support local decision-makers in rural communities to become proactive and intricately involved in planning and supporting their local health systems. The ultimate objective has been to maintain local health care services, including critical access hospitals, to result in healthier rural communities and economies.

Educational Communications Center:
The mission of the Educational Communications Center (ECC) is to enrich the lives of the residents of Kansas and the nation by providing increased access to educational and informational resources through the appropriate utilization of communications technology.

The ECC is a full service facility with skilled, friendly professionals ready to achieve your remote broadcast, studio production, instructional design, electronic media, print campaign, or blended solution. Their offerings include two broadcast studios (including one of the largest in Kansas), remote and satellite trucks, and a classroom equipped for either taping or live transmission. ECC producers, designers, learning experts, programmers, engineers, and artists will guide your efforts, helping to sculpt ideas into masterpieces.

Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media:
The mission of the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media is to serve and strengthen the local newspapers, radio stations, cable systems and other media that play a key role in the survival and revitalization of America's small towns.

Institute for Civic Discourse & Democracy:
The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is committed to improving public deliberation locally, nationally, and internationally by engaging in scholarship, education, facilitation, and outreach.

Kansas PRIDE Program:
The PRIDE Program is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work. Through PRIDE, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future.

Schools for Quality Education:
The purpose of the Schools for Quality Education program is:

  • To provide quality educational opportunities for all children of Kansas.
  • To oppose further Kansas unified school district consolidation without the approval of the patrons involved.
  • To pursue the quality of excellence in education.
  • To give identity, voice, and exposure to the particular quality of rural schools.
  • To enhance the quality of life unique in the rural community.

Center for Engagement & Community Development:
The Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) is a place where university faculty and community leaders can come together to address community challenges, meet community needs, and realize community dreams through effective scholarship-based engagement.
Business Development
Community Development
Environmental Understanding and Protection

KARL:
The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) Program strives to enhance rural and agricultural representation; improve professionalism; increase community involvement; sharpen promotional skills; boost urban support and understanding; reduce isolationism; and enrich the quality of life in the state of Kansas.

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Rural Development

Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media:
The mission of the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media is to serve and strengthen the local newspapers, radio stations, cable systems and other media that play a key role in the survival and revitalization of America's small towns.

Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development:
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development is a public/private partnership between Kansas State University and the Huck Boyd Institute. The Institute's mission is to enhance rural development by helping rural people help themselves. Specific objectives include:

  • Strengthen the roles of the private sector, entrepreneurship, and local leadership in rural development.
  • Encourage cooperation among rural development providers.
  • Identify emerging rural policy needs and communicate/facilitate needed strategies for the future through outreach to rural communities.
  • Articulate and promote the important benefits of agriculture and rural life and an appreciation of their vital importance to the nation.
  • Utilize strategic alliances and partnerships in accomplishing our mission.
Kansas Rural Health Works:
Kansas Rural Health Works (KRHW) has provided information to support local decision-makers in rural communities to become proactive and intricately involved in planning and supporting their local health systems. The ultimate objective has been to maintain local health care services, including critical access hospitals, to result in healthier rural communities and economies.

Schools for Quality Education:
The purpose of the Schools for Quality Education program is:

  • To provide quality educational opportunities for all children of Kansas.
  • To oppose further Kansas unified school district consolidation without the approval of the patrons involved.
  • To pursue the quality of excellence in education.
  • To give identity, voice, and exposure to the particular quality of rural schools.
  • To enhance the quality of life unique in the rural community.

KARL:
The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) Program strives to enhance rural and agricultural representation; improve professionalism; increase community involvement; sharpen promotional skills; boost urban support and understanding; reduce isolationism; and enrich the quality of life in the state of Kansas.

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Business Development

Educational Communications Center:
The mission of the Educational Communications Center (ECC) is to enrich the lives of the residents of Kansas and the nation by providing increased access to educational and informational resources through the appropriate utilization of communications technology.

The ECC is a full service facility with skilled, friendly professionals ready to achieve your remote broadcast, studio production, instructional design, electronic media, print campaign, or blended solution. Their offerings include two broadcast studios (including one of the largest in Kansas), remote and satellite trucks, and a classroom equipped for either taping or live transmission. ECC producers, designers, learning experts, programmers, engineers, and artists will guide your efforts, helping to sculpt ideas into masterpieces.

Advanced Manufacturing Institute:
AMI is dedicated to providing innovative and cost effective product and process development solutions. They offer a full spectrum of capabilities that integrate business and creative insight with design and engineering expertise. Their team is comprised of experts in engineering, product design, manufacturing and business that work side-by-side with you to meet your specific goals.

AMI works with businesses of all sizes in every market imaginable, including manufacturing, transportation, aerospace, consumer products, agriculture, food, chemicals, plastics, bioprocessing, equipment and machinery.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center:
The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) brings together experts from three of the nation’s leading agricultural universities - Iowa State University, Kansas State University and the University of California - to provide independent producers and processors with critical information needed to build successful value-added agriculture enterprises.

K-MAR-105 Association:
K-MAR-105 has provided financial accounting systems and financial performance benchmarks to agricultural producers since 1968. They provide data processing services that include financial statements, and whole-farm and enterprise benchmarks for farm business organizations. K-MAR-105 Association is a non-profit educational corporation associated with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, the Kansas Farm Management Association, and K-State Research and Extension.

Kansas Farm Management Association:
The Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) is one of the largest farm management programs in the U.S. The Economists, faculty members of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, work cooperatively with farm families to provide members with  production and financial management information for use in decision making.

Management Analysis and Strategic Thinking:
Management Analysis and Strategic Thinking (MAST) combines new information and decision making tools with online distance learning to develop management skills in agricultural producers. By learning farm management tools and their applications, participants are equipped to cast a vision for their businesses and handle the challenges of the changing landscape of agriculture.

Master of Agribusiness:
K-State’s Master of Agribusiness is an award-winning, distance education graduate degree program that focuses on food and agribusiness management. Not an MBA in agribusiness, and not an M.S. in Agricultural Economics, but a professional degree program with more than a decade of experience aimed at training managers for one of the most rapidly changing industries today.

AgManager.info:
The AgManager.info website is a comprehensive source of information, analysis, data, and decision-making tools for agricultural producers, agribusinesses, and others. The site serves as a clearinghouse for applied outreach information emanating from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. Topics presented on the AgManager.info site include:

  • crop and livestock marketing and outlook reports
  • crop insurance
  • farm management
  • agricultural policy
  • human resources
  • income tax and law
  • data sets
  • agribusiness

Arthur Capper Cooperative Center:
The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) provides research-based information, education and assistance to people interested in cooperative-based businesses. These people include cooperative members, directors, managers and employees; students and faculty at educational institutions; the general public and public officials; and owners, directors, managers and employees of non-cooperative agribusinesses.

Center for Engagement and Community Development:
The Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) is a place where university faculty and community leaders can come together to address community challenges, meet community needs, and realize community dreams through effective scholarship-based engagement.
Business Development
Community Development
Environmental Understanding and Protection

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Environment

Center for Sustainable Energy:
The Center for Sustainable Energy, through research and educational efforts, seeks to provide sustainable, renewable energy while maintaining the environment and providing an adequate food supply. The center offers significant educational and scientific resources related to the complete cycle of biofuels production. Basic and applied research, education, and outreach activities are components of the center. More than 30 faculty from across campus, including the colleges of agriculture, arts and sciences, and engineering, are involved.

This link is especially useful as it contains information on funding opportunities.

HYSPIRE:
HYSPIRE develops techniques of hyper-spatial and hyper-spectral remote sensing for investigation of diverse rural resources. The goal of the program is to increase the competitiveness of Kansas for merit-based grants and contracts in support of science and technology research from federal funding agencies.

KCARE:
KCARE was established to coordinate and enhance research, extension and teaching activities pertaining to environmental issues related to agriculture. Their mission is to develop and deliver knowledge that helps Kansans balance 'utilization' and 'protection' of natural resources today and into the future.

Center for Engagement & Community Development:
The Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) is a place where university faculty and community leaders can come together to address community challenges, meet community needs, and realize community dreams through effective scholarship-based engagement.
Business Development
Community Development
Environmental Understanding and Protection

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General Data

Kansas Population Center:
The Kansas Population Center (KPC) is the main population-related research facility at Kansas State University. Building on the cross-disciplinary and flexible nature of social demography, the KPC connects various campus units working on population studies, and provides an interface through which K-State professionals can interact with national and international research centers and academic communities. It is a depository for socio-demographic data on Kansas and the United States through its role in the U.S. Census Bureau's State Data Center Program. To contact the KPC call (785) 532-4959 or email kpopcenter@k-state.edu

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