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River Valley Extension District has open positions

4-H Program Manager – Washington

4-H Program Manager – Clay Center

Office Professional - Concordia

 K-State Research & Extension, River Valley District #4 is seeking to fill three (3) full time District Staff Positions: 4-H Program Manager – Washington Office, 4-H Program Manager – Clay Center Office, Office Professional – Concordia Office.

Application materials:

Successful candidates must possess strong people and organizational skills, show initiative in supporting the Extension Education programs, be a team player, and enjoy working with youth and adult volunteers. These are full-time, hourly, nonexempt positions subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.  Wages will be competitive in the local job market and will be based on previous work experience and training or educational course work beyond high school. Benefits include: KPERS Retirement; health, dental, and vision insurance through the State Employee Health Plan Non-State Group; paid vacation and sick leave; cell phone allowance; and State of Kansas observed holidays as per the River Valley District Policy. Application materials and a position description are available at http://www.rivervalley.k-state.edu or by contacting John Forshee, River Valley District Director at 785-632-5335 or jforshee@ksu.edu. Application materials (cover letter, resume, applicant information profile, and background check authorization) must be submitted to John Forshee, River Valley Extension District Director, 322 Grant Avenue, Clay Center, Kansas 67432 or jforshee@ksu.edu by Monday, February 3, 2020. K-State Research and Extension and the River Valley Extension District are Equal Opportunity Employers.   ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                     

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







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

Friday - February 7** (re-scheduled due to inclement weather coming in)
     Belleville - Republic County Courthouse Commissioner's Room
     *Please call for an appointment (785-527-5084)

Friday - January 24
Washington - Health Department
      *Please call for an appointment (785-325-2121)

Friday - January 31
  Clay Center - RVD Extension Office Meeting Room
      *Please call for an appointment (785-632-5335)

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 and comlete the OSU-KSU 2018 Farm Bill Decisions Tool Inputs form that is the insert to the RVED January 2020 newsletter (found here!)

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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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