Extension and Outreach
The K-State Department of Agricultural Economics has a long tradition of providing farm management, outlook, and risk management educational programs to crop and livestock producers.
Currently, the department’s educational efforts are quite varied including a number of high profile programs such as the award winning and comprehensive distance learning Management, Analysis, and Strategic Thinking (MAST) program, which is an executive education program targeted toward commercial agricultural producers and agribusiness professionals. The annual K-State Risk and Profit Conference exposes approximately 200 of Kansas’s most progressive producers and agricultural leaders to the latest applied research conducted by research and extension faculty. Overall, the department strives to provide timely research-based information to Kansas and U.S. citizens on important agricultural, natural resource, and economic development issues. Our programs are delivered in a variety of formats including conferences, workshops, publications, mass media, and extensive postings on the department’s extension resource website, AgManager.info.