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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

COVID-19 Updates: We are working for you

Our response

KCARE has never been about a single location, office or event. For more than 20 years, our team has focused on the big picture: science, research and education supporting our state's agricultural potential and protecting natural resources across Kansas. While COVID-19 might have changed how we're organizing our day-to-day functions, it hasn't changed our goals or our committment to the KCARE Mission.

Our affiliated K-State faculty, KCARE's Watershed Specialist Team and all our staff is just a phone call or an email away. For information about the university's strategy to deal with the ongoing situation in our community, check k-state.edu/COVID-19 for updates, the latest on cancellations and postponements, and answers to frequently asked questions. K-State Research and Extension also offers an extensive page of resources about COVID-19.

Virtual Training Event for Extension Agents

black and brown cattle stand on the banks of a small pond

KCARE recently co-sponsored virtual training opportnities on water quality, geared for county and district extension agents. During May and June, these workshop series provided provide overviews on a variety of key issues related to livestock operations and pond management. Visit our Virtual Training site for more information as well as free digital resources. 

These training series were featured as a Leadership Spotlight in the June 2020 issue of "The Drop", the monthly newsletter from the North Central Region Water Network (NCRWN).

Flickner Innovation Farm

Close-up of corn tasssels in fieldThe Flickner Innovation Farm is a site where agronomists, watershed specialists and industry leaders can conduct studies on a large-farm setting to identify the most efficient technologies and techniques for Kansas producers to use on their own farms. This long-term project will be studying the effects of various precision agriculture techniques and comparing different types of imagery to identify crop conditions. Several K-State scientists are using the Innovation Farm for their own research: one research team hopes to develop interpretations for the newest types of soil and tissue tests, and will use these to determine the effects of long-term cropping systems on fertilizer requirements for Kansas crops. Another group is investigating strategies to identify soil moisture pattern to optimize the use of soil moisture probes.

Read more about the long history of the farm and our current research projects, highlighted in a recent article by the High Plains Journal. 

Partner with us

Kansas State University established KCARE in order to coordinate and enhance the research, extension, and teaching activities that focus on environmental issues relating to agriculture. KCARE supports research spanning multiple departments and disciplines: soil science, smoke management, cropping systems, water quality and irrigation, fertilizer research, and climate studies.

purple KCARE logoIt is our privilege and pleasure to work with research and extension faculty, students, and members of our community to explore new ways to create quality solutions for the environmental issues our state faces now and into the future. Through our partnerships, we are helping Kansas agriculture remain successful and sustainable.

Copies of the KCARE logo are available for interested stakeholders. Possible uses include as a link to the KCARE website on personal or departmental webpages, or on brochures or handouts including KCARE-supported research. Contact KCARE for more information.


Contact Us

Kansas Center for Agricultural
Resources and the Environment
Daniel L. Devlin, Ph.D., Director
44 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4008
(785) 532-0393 Office
(785) 532-9351 Cell


Funding opportunities

COVID-19 is causing some changes in funding deadlines. Check with our page to stay up-to-date with deadlines and other information as we receive it!