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Community Development

One goal of K-State Research and Extension is to provide technical assistance and evidence-based programs to citizens who want to make sure their communities survive and prosper.

K-State Research and Extension can play a key role in helping people create a vision across traditional geographical, sociological, and political boundaries. We can help your community become a better place to live and work.

Kansas PRIDE Program

The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc. Kansas PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work. Through the PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future. Check out Kansas PRIDE Program on Facebook.


 Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural with Ron Wilson

Kansas Profile is a weekly radio feature hosted by Ron Wilson, Director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development. Each week the program describes the ideas and achievements of a local leader or entrepreneur in a rural community. By providing positive recognition to such leaders and sharing their ideas, we hope to encourage these and other Kansans to build on their examples. In doing so, rural Kansas can be made an even better place to live and work. Available in audio or print at http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/news/radio-network/other/kansas-profile.html




Did you know Kansas State University offers community development programs that are designed for individuals who want to facilitate sustainable and prosperous community change?

K-State offers two online academic programs in community development:

The programs are offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). The programs are taught by top faculty at five different institutions in the Great Plains IDEA.