Extension Agent – River Valley (Belleville or Washington, KS)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Brett Melton will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District as a Livestock Production Agent, effective July 2, 2018.  River Valley District has offices in Belleville, Clay Center, Concordia, and Washington.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and Industry from Kansas State University and is earning his master’s degree in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Melton has most recently been employed as a Feedlot Technician at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Extension Agent – Golden Prairie District (Grainfield, KS)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Pallace Schnittker will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Golden Prairie District as the Horticulture Agent, effective April 23, 2018. Golden Prairie District has offices in Grainfield, Oakley and WaKeeney.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture with a specialization in Greenhouse and Nursery Management from Kansas State University.

Schnittker has most recently been employed with Cru campus Ministry in Manhattan, KS

(updated 4-11-18)

Extension Agent – Central Kansas District (Minneapolis, KS)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cade Rensink will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Central Kansas District as the Livestock Production Agent, effective March 25, 2018. Central Kansas District has offices in Minneapolis and Salina.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and Industry and a master’s degree in Range Science both from Kansas State University. 

Rensink most recently was employed as a loan officer with Bennington State Bank and was previously employed by K-State Research and Extension in Central Kansas District and Coffey County.

(updated 3-13-18)

Extension Agent – Barber Co. (Medicine Lodge)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Justin Goodno will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Barber County as an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, effective March 25, 2018.  Barber County’s office is in Medicine Lodge.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Goodno has previously been been employed as a District Manager with the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Extension Agent – Thomas County (Colby)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Madison Mackley will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Thomas County as an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, effective May 20, 2018.  Thomas County’s office is located in Colby, Kansas.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agronomy with a minor in Animal Sciences and Industry from Kansas State University.

Mackley has most recently been employed as an Office Assistant in the Kansas State University College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office. 

(updated 5-7-18)

Filled Positions (2017-2018)

High School Agricultural Education Filled Positions 2017-2018

(For the 2018-2019 school year)

  1. Shawnee Heights USD 450 – Sara Wendt – Experienced Teacher
  2. Abilene USD 435 – Zach Cooper – Beginning Teacher*
  3. Chapman USD 473 – Jim Weller – Beginning Teacher*
  4. Riley County USD 378 – Bo Downing – Experienced Teacher
  5. Eudora USD 491 – Sarah Randall – Experienced Teacher
  6. Paola USD 368 – Tom Schull – Experienced Teacher
  7. Hanover USD 223 – Matthew Anguiano – Beginning Teacher*
  8. Buhler USD 313 – Baylee Siemens – Beginning Teacher*
  9. Troy USD 429 – Michael Adame – Beginning Teacher*
  10. Arkansas City USD 470 – Josie Reilly – Beginning Teacher*
  11. Kiowa County (Greensburg) USD 422 – Brooke Harshaw – Beginning Teacher*
  12. Ness City USD 303 – Mark Hager – Experienced Teacher
  13. Jackson Heights USD 335 – Michaela McKenzie – Beginning Teacher*
  14. Mulvane USD 263 – Kendra Banzet – Experienced Teacher (new to Ag)
  15. Marysville USD 364 – Wyatt Maurer – Beginning Teacher*
  16. Peabody-Burns USD 398 – Alex Walters – Beginning Teacher*
  17. Lakin USD 215 – Jennifer Wright – Experienced Teacher (new to Ag)
  18. Ashland USD 220 – Cassie Campbell – Beginning Teacher*
  19. Prairie View USD 362 – Melisa Bertz – Experienced Teacher
  20. Newton USD 373 – Paxton Boore – Beginning Teacher*
  21. Chanute USD 413 – Caitlyn Wedel – Beginning Teacher*
  22. Skyline USD 438 – Anita DeWeese – Beginning Teacher (TtoT)
  23. Jayhawk-Linn USD 346- KaCee Thompson – Experienced Teacher
  24. Colby USD 315 – Marvin Green – Beginning Teacher (TtoT)
  25. Clay Center USD 379 – Ashley Tonn – Experienced Teacher
  26. Marysville USD 364 – Chelsey Figge – Beginning Teacher*
  27. Fort Scott USD 234 – Dane Cummings – Beginning Teacher*
  28. Wellsville USD 289 – Brian Batchelder – Experienced Teacher (new to Ag)
  29. Southern Coffey County USD 245 – Eric Castle- Beginning Teacher (TtoT)
  30. Graham County USD 281 (Hill City) – Blair Nickelson – Experienced Teacher
  31. Lawrence USD 497 – Sheryl Cleavinger-Perry – Experienced Teacher
  32. Herington USD 487 – Mallory Burton – Beginning Teacher*
  33. Herington USD 487 – Tammie Greenlee – Beginning Teacher (TtoT)
  34. KCK USD 500 (Washington High School) – Olivia Moore – Beginning Teacher (TtoT)
  35. Hiawatha USD 415 – Ellen Blackwell – Beginning Teacher*
  36. Onaga USD 322 – Walter Pitts – Experienced Teacher
  37. Nemaha Central USD 115 – Marya Haverkamp – Experienced Teacher
  38.  Newton USD 373 – (second position) Larry Goehring – Experienced Teacher
  39. Ulysses USD 214 – Jade Greene – Beginning Teacher (T to T)
  40. Trego Co (WaKeeney) USD 208 – Kate Howland – Beginning Teacher (T to T)
  41. Southern Lyon Co. USD 252- filled from within
  42. Caney Valley USD 436 – pending board approval
  43. Rural Vista USD 481 – Nicholas Bledsoe – Beginning Teacher (TtoT)
  44. Solomon USD 393 – Dale Davidson – Experienced Teacher
  45. Palco USD 269 – Robert Weber – Experienced Teacher (new to ag)
  46. Riverside USD 114 – Kristina Bliley- Beginning Teacher
  47. Renwick USD 267 (Garden Plain H.S.) – Cody Holiday – Beginning Teacher+
  48. Cimarron USD 102 – Fred Gillig – Experienced Teacher
  49. St. Paul USD 505 – Alan Weiser – Experienced Teacher
  50. Stafford USD 349 – Harmon Bliss – Experienced Teacher
  51. Dodge City USD 443 – Tyrel Moffitt – Beginning Teacher (TtoT)

*2018 KSU Graduate
+2017 KSU Graduate

TtoT = Transition to Teaching

(Updated 8-27-18)