K-State Research and Extension Post Rock District
The Post Rock District is committed to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. We strive to expand human capacity by delivering educational programs and technical information that result in improved knowledge and behaviors, as well as enhance the systems and environments supporting our communities. K-State Research and Extension is focused on solving grand challenges in the state around water, health, global food systems, vitalizing communities, and developing tomorrow's leaders.
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Post Rock District Governance and History
K-State Research and Extension has been improving the quality of life and standard of living for Kansans for over a century. K-State Research and Extension is a partnership between Kansas State University and the federal, state, and county governments. Research completed is used by extension agents and others to help solve community issues.
This integrated system connects the university to every county through locally based educators who serve as sources of objective information.
K-State Research and Extension is a short name for Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.
In 1991, the Kansas Legislature passed an act permitting two or more county extension councils to form a district to deliver the extension program. The first extension district in Kansas was formed in 1994.
On July 1, 1994, Post Rock District #1 was formed by merging the Lincoln County Extension Council and the Mitchell County Extension Council. On July 1, 2005, Jewell and Osborne Counties joined the District. On July 1, 2012 Smith County joined the Post Rock District, expanding the service area to five counties in North Central Kansas. The K-State Research and Extension Post Rock District offices are located in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne, and Smith Center.
Post Rock District has a twenty-member governing board, represented by four board members from each county in the District. Board members are elected in an election conducted by the County Clerk in each county. The District Governing Board, in partnership with the K-State Research and Extension Regional Director, is responsible for leading the local educational program and developing the budget in the District.
Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and its land-grant partners, such as K-State Research and Extension, are committed to being equal opportunity providers of extension programs. These programs must treat every customer and employee with fairness, equality, and respect. This applies to all aspects of the program including identifying needs, setting priorities, allocating resources, selecting and assigning staff, conducting programs, and getting feedback.
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.
K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
K-State Research and Extension and Post Rock District strive to make its programs and events accessible to all Kansans who are otherwise eligible to participate in the activities. This applies to local and state events/programs. Reasonable accommodations are often possible for persons with disabilities who wish to participate, so long as granting the accommodations does not fundamentally alter the nature of the program, cause undue hardship or otherwise cause a direct threat to the health or safety of others. K-State Research and Extension and Post Rock District will work with the participant to identify a reasonable accommodation which provides access to the desired program. Please note that the accommodation may not be the one proposed by the participant.
K-State Research and Extension and Post Rock District recognize that accommodations may be requested orally and in person, up to the date of the event. However, the timing and manner of a request potentially reduces our ability to determine a reasonable accommodation. It is essential for the Accommodation Request Form to be filled out FIRST at the local level in collaboration with a local Extension professional to launch a formal accommodations process.
Because it can take time to plan for some accommodations, K-State Research and Extension requests that the form be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event or activity. Submitting a request for accommodation on shorter notice may reduce or limit our ability to implement the accommodations.
Upon receipt of the Accommodation Request Form and the Verification of Disability Form along with an in-person, virtual or phone intake process, an eligibility team will determine accommodations. The team may consist of K-State Research and Extension and K-State Human Capital Services personnel as well as people knowledgeable about the day-to-day activities of the Extension user.
Following the eligibility meeting, persons requesting accommodations will be notified via email of the results.