New 4-H Agent to Join Frontier Extension District
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Janae McNally has joined the staff of K-State Research and Extension, Frontier District, as a 4-H Youth Development extension agent. A reception was held on October 10th at the Ottawa Office where 4-H families were able to enjoy cookies and punch, meet Janae, introduce themselves and wish her well.
McNally worked previously for K-State Research and Extension as a family and consumer sciences extension agent in Coffey County, Burlington, Kansas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Life and Community Services from Kansas State University.

4-H youth development agents develop and deliver programs aimed at helping youth develop life skills, including a positive self-concept, an inquiring mind, a concern for the community, healthy interpersonal relationships and sound decision making.

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.

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Extension programs present useful information related to agriculture, lawn and garden, youth development, family life, foods and nutrition, healthy living, community development, and much more.  We serve the people of Osage, Anderson and Franklin Counties, with offices in Lyndon, Garnett  and Ottawa.  Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop, and lead.  We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.  The information we provide is researched based and unbiased.


Our Mission
"We are dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and youth through integrated research, analysis and education."