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River Valley District

Making a difference in your life

In north central Kansas, we cover Clay, Cloud, Republic and Washington Counties. The Republican River runs through the heart of the district affecting the nature of many of our agricultural practices. The Little Blue River runs through the eastern part of the District, and the Solomon River just clips the southwest corner.

Our programs include: 4-H & Youth Development, Crops, Livestock, Adult Development & Aging, Foods, Nutrition & Health, Home & Family, Community Development and Lawn & Garden area.

Click the link below to hear the  RIVER VALLEY SCOOP Radio Agent Program on KNCK Radio  ("Click on the River Valley Scoop to listen)

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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TOPEKA, Kan., November 9, 2017 – USDA is accepting applications for grants to develop new value-added product lines, or to expand existing markets for established products. The funding is being provided through the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.  On November 29, 2017, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CST), USDA Rural Development staff in Kansas will be hosting a webinar for individuals interested in applying for a VAPG grant. 

VAPG grants may be used for planning activities or working capital expenses related to producing or marketing a value-added product including feasibility studies, business plans, processing of the value-added product, logo and website development, and marketing and distribution. Funds cannot be used for agriculture production or the purchase of land, buildings, or equipment.

Independent agricultural producers, farmer or rancher cooperatives, and producer-controlled entities are eligible to apply. Veterans, socially-disadvantaged groups, beginning farmers and ranchers, operators of small- and medium-sized family farms and ranches, and farmer and rancher cooperatives are given special priority.

To register for the VAPG webinar, or if you require special accommodations, contact a USDA Business Program Specialist in Kansas:

The deadline to submit paper VAPG applications to a USDA Rural Development office in Kansas is January 31, 2018.Electronic VAPG applications submitted through grants.gov are due January 24, 2018. For additional information on VAPG grants, visit the program website at:  https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/value-added-producer-grants/ks

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Did you know. . .the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion - to provide you with a FREE copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.

A credit report includes information on where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you've been sued or have filed for bankruptcy.  Nationwide credit reporting companies sell the information in your  report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home.

FREE CREDIT REPORT REQUEST FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT:  annualcreditreport.com, call 1-877-322-8228, complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form (click here) and mail it to:  Annual Credit Report Request Service, PO Box 105281, Atlanta, GA  30348-5281.  You may also stop by your local River Valley Extension District Office and pick up a Request Form.  



River Valley Extension District Director, John Forshee, Honored by K-State Research & Extension and the KANSAS PRIDE Program

(Click here to read the PRIDE Newsletter  or the News Release here.  Congratulations John! 

2017 - Forshee PRIDE Award

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    February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2018
Click here for more information!

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