Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers

The Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers (WKARC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including the Agricultural Research Center - Hays (ARCH), the Southwest Research-Extension Center - Garden City(SWREC) and Southwest Research-Extension Center - Tribune (SWREC-T), and the Northwest Research-Extension Center - Colby (NWREC).


News and Information
100th Edition of Roundup - April 17th, 2014 
The K-State Agricultural Research Center – Hays will be hosting the 100th edition of Roundup on Thursday, April 17th. Roundup is the major beef cattle education and outreach event sponsored by the research center. It has been held each year since 1914 with the exception of 1945 when German prisoners of war were housed in the livestock research area. Results of the beef cattle research have been reported to the agricultural community through an ongoing series of publications that began with a mimeographed circular in 1913. Roundup reports have been published almost every year, making it one of the longest series published by any public research agency.
Registration for the event will begin at 9:00 AM at the K-State Agricultural Research Center’s Auditorium and the program is slated to begin at 10:00 AM. Lunch will be provided at noon with the program wrapping up at 3:00 PM. Presentations will include a historical overview of the K-State Research Center, significant contributions of the beef cattle research reported during the first 100 years of Roundup, a current economic beef cattle outlook, review of past and future weather, and results of current research. For further information contact John Jaeger at 785-625-3425 x211.
Oakley CL 
Feb 17, 2014 - New wheat variety called Oakley CL developed by K-State wheat breeder Dr. Guorong Zhang is a strong disease resistance to stripe rust and wheat streak mosaic virus. This variety has many other good traits for baking, grain shattering, dry land farming and pre-harvest sprouting among others.

Produced by Dan Donnert and Katie Allen, K-State Research and Extension.