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.