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Riley County

Extension Community Development

Community development is an important aspect of Extension work in Riley County.  Work in this area focuses on the development of communities by working to develop and to support leaders and organizations within those communities.

Public issues education provides Kansans with timely, credible, unbiased and research-based information and education about public issues. Pressing and emerging issues that involve multiple points of view have widespread consequences on those who live and work in Riley County. Extension's goals are to:

  • support the great communities that exist within the county;
  • increase citizen knowledge, awareness and understanding of public issues;
  • increase citizen's willingness to participate in the public process and take on leadership roles;
  • promote agritourism as an opportunity to increase the economic well-being of producers and provide an opportunity for Kansans to visit a farm and enjoy locally grown foods.