K-State Research and Extension

K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Annual Conference 2014 Program

Conference Hashtag: #KSREAnnConf

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Preregistration for the conference is closed. 
Registrations will be accepted at the conference, but optional meals cannot be guaranteed.

The main sessions on Wednesday morning (Oct. 22, 8–11:30 a.m.) with Provost Mason,
Director Floros, Jim Richardson, and Marshall Stewart will be streamed live and
archived for those who can’t attend the conference. 


NOTE: The free 2014 Kansas Wheat Commission recipe books are available. Pick them up at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center at 1990 Kimball Avenue (north of Bill Snyder Family Stadium) on Tuesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

NOTE: The KSRE workplace wellness leadership team has arranged for employees to use the university's recreation facilities during annual conference. To use the facilities, present your K-State ID and pay $5 to use the recreational complex, or $3 to use the pool in Ahearn Field House. The outdoor track in Memorial Stadium is available for free for walking or jogging.


2014 Conference Speakers

April Mason
, K-State Provost and Senior Vice President

John FlorosDirector of K-State Research and Extension and Dean of the College of Agriculture

Jim Richardson, Kansas Native and National Geographic Photographer

Marshall Stewart, Special Assistant to the Dean and Director of College Strategy and Leadership, North Carolina State University


2014 Conference Objectives
  • Celebrate the historical importance of the Smith-Lever Act that created the Cooperative Extension Service 100 years ago.
  • Promote learning through innovative programs based on our five grand challenges.
  • Build personal and professional relationships through networking with colleagues.
  • Recognize outstanding programs and contributions by faculty and staff.