The Western Kansas Research-Extension Centers (WKREC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including:
- Agricultural Research Center (Hays)
- Northwest Research-Extension Center (Colby)
- Southwest Research Center (Tribune)
- Southwest Research-Extension Center (Garden City)
Kansas State University (KSU) agricultural programs include off-campus research units under the auspices of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station (KAES). These units are located strategically throughout the state to enhance contact with the people of Kansas, extend local services to clientele beyond the main campus, and broaden the focus to encompass a greater degree of diversity in climate and soils.
"We are dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and youth through integrated research, analysis and extension."
K-State Research and Extension is committed to expanding human capacity by delivering educational programs and technical information that result in improved leadership skills in the areas of communication, group dynamics, conflict resolution, issue analysis, and strategic planning that can enhance the economic viability and quality of life in communities.