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Buchanan Joins Midway District Staff

K State ExtensionMichelle Buchanan has joined the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Midway District as an agriculture and natural resources agent.

Buchanan worked previously as an agricultural extension agent in Crawford County, Arkansas, and as an area extension pest management specialist in eastern Oklahoma.

She earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture science from McPherson College and a Master's degree in Plant Pathology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Agriculture and natural resources extension agents provide leadership in their communities by developing and delivering educational programming relative to agriculture-related information including crop and livestock production, environmental stewardship, farm and ranch management, agriculture public policy and horticulture production.

Extension agents are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension board.

The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

More information about the K-State Research and Extension Midway District is available by calling 785-472-4442 (Ellsworth), 785-483-3157 (Russell), or on the Web: http://midway.ksu.edu.

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