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Western Kansas Research-Extension Centers



Western Kansas Agricultural Research-Extension Centers

The Western Kansas Research-Extension Centers (WKREC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including:

Western Kansas Agricultural Research Report

A summary of the research conducted at the western Kansas research stations, including Hays, Garden City, Tribune, and Colby can be found in the 2023 Western Kansas Agricultural Research Report .

Organization Context

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.

Our Mission

"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."

Our Vision

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.

Our Privacy Statement 




K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.  We are a partnership between Kansas State University and federal, state, and county government, with offices in every Kansas county. We conduct research through Kansas that is then shared by Extension agents and others on our Web sites and through numerous conferences, workshops, field days, publications, newsletters and more.


Previous Research Reports