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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

In The News

Kansas State University hosted the October 29 episode of the U.S. Farm Report's College Road Show. KCARE is proud to be a part of this episode, with a segment spotlighting our Extension Watershed Specialists' work with farmers and ranchers to safeguard water quality across the state. We suggest watching the whole program (Go, 'Cats!), but you can check out inteviews from Extension Watershed Specialist Will Boyer and KCARE Director Susan Metzger, starting at 36:16.


KCARE Watershed Specialist Will Boyer discussed how using unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) can help Kansas farmers track changes in their pastures. Read more about how this technology might benefit you.


Recent virtual training events co-created by KCARE were featured as a Leadership Spotlight in The Drop, the monthly newsletter from the North Central Region Water Network. The June issue also highlighted K-State faculty member DeAnn Presley for her soil science research – and the beautiful artwork she creates, inspired by her scientific work. 

Watershed specialists Ron Graber and Will Boyer joined in "Cattle Conversations" to discuss strategies producers can use to ensure that livestock receive adequate water throughout the year.

Press Releases

KCARE is very proud to announce that one of our affiliated researchers, Jonathan Aguilar, has received the Mid-Career Award for Extension/Outreach/Engagement from the Universities Council on Water Resources. This award recognizes contributions through extension, outreach and engagement activities related to water. Read the press release.

Great Plains Grazing wins the prestigious Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts, awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). KCARE Director Dan Devlin accepted the award on behalf of the team in a ceremony on April 25, 2019. Read the press release.

News Articles

  • It's important to provide clean, plentiful water for grazing cattle. In this article from the Kansas Farmer, Watershed Specialist Ron Graber discusses the importance of water to cattle, and how to calculate how much water will be needed per head per day. Other factors for productive livestock include waterer location and water quality.
  • The High Plains Journal featured KCARE's partnership in this article about the Flickner Innovation Farm. It gives details about the long history of this family farm, as well as details about K-State's research projects on soil health and the effectiveness of certain irrigation technologies.
  • In this article published in the Salina Post, K-State researcher Bill Golden explains how farmers in Sheridan County are turning a profit ... while using up to 20% less water. 
  • It's spring cleaning time! In an article for Beef Magazine, KCARE Watershed Specialists Herschel George and K-State Professor Emeritus Pat Murphy explain the need for cleaning winter feeding sites to reduce the number of flies. 
  • In this February 16, 2018 article for DTN, KCARE Watershed Specialist Ron Graber describes his work with the City of Wichita to improve water quality through partnerships with local farmers and landowners.
  • In a recent article published by Fast Company, KCARE Director Dan Devlin explains the importance of Kansas Water Technology Farms, and how they are using cutting-edge irrigation innovations to help sustain the life of the Ogallala Aquifer.