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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.


Rebecca Zach to Serve as River Valley District Extension Agent  2020 Rebecca Zach

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Rebecca Zach will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District as a Crop Production Extension Agent, effective January 12, 2020.  River Valley Extension District has offices located in Belleville, Clay Center, Concordia, and Washington, KS.  Rebecca’s primary office is located in Concordia.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Consulting and Production, from Kansas State University.

Zach has most recently been employed as an Agronomy Intern for Winfield United.

Crop Production agents develop and deliver educational programs related to production, management, and marketing for crop production.  Programming may include, but is not limited to: planting, irrigation, weed and pest control, soil testing, fertilization, and harvesting.

Local extension faculty 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 K-State Research and Extension River Valley District is available by calling (785) 632-5335 or on the Web: rivervalley.k-state.edu

Contact Rebecca Zach via email at: zrebecca@ksu.edu


2020 District Club Day Schedule posted HERE!






9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday - February 7
     Belleville - RVD Extension Office Meeting Room
     *Please call for an appointment (785-527-5084)

Please call the phone numbers listed to schedule your appointment today with John Forshee and Brett Melton - for questions relating to the 2018 Farm Bill please contact Brett Melton at 785-243-8185 or John Forshee at 785-632-5335

*Producers wanting an individual consult should obtain a FSA Form 156EZ for each farm number.

Projections and Sources of MYA Prices for ARC and PLC Commodity Programs for 2019/2020 and 2020/20211

River Valley District County Averages

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Find more information at agmanager.info

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MANAGING FARM STRESS. . .Use this leaflet "Managing Rural Stress Model" to help you work through a process to manage the pressures that impact your family, your farming operation and your life in general.  The key is to be flexible and maintain a balanced lifestyle.

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