Extension Agent – Flint Hills District (Council Grove)

Shannon Ney to Serve as Flint Hills District Extension Agent

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Shannon Ney will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Flint Hills District as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, effective June 2, 2019.  Flint Hills District has offices in Council Grove and Cottonwood Falls. Ney will be based out of the Council Grove office.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and Industry – Production Management from Kansas State University.

As a student at K-State, Shannon was an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture. Ney has previously served as an Intern for the Midway District.

Extension Agent – Livestock Production-Wildcat District (Altamont)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Wendie Powell will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Wildcat District as a Livestock Production Extension Agent, effective March 10, 2019. Wildcat District has offices in Girard, Pittsburg, Altamont, Indpendence, and Fredonia.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her Master’s in Agricultural Science, both from Texas A&M University.

Powell has most recently been employed as an Agriculture and 4-H Extension Educator and Director in Oklahoma.

Livestock Production agents develop and deliver educational programs such as breed and species selection and management, nutrition, livestock facilities, animal identification, marketing, best practices and sustainable production techniques.

Extension Agent – Butler County (El Dorado)

McKenzie Smithson to Serve as Butler County Extension Agent

MANHATTAN, Kan. – McKenzie Smithson will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Butler County as a 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, effective June 2, 2019. Butler County’s office is located in El Dorado, Kansas.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Wichita State University.

Smithson has most recently been employed as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher for USD 375, Circle Public Schools.

 4-H Youth Development agents develop and deliver educational programs for school-aged youth and include: supporting community clubs, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create new program opportunities with existing and new community partners.

Extension Agent – Rawlins County (Atwood)

Stephanie Kramer to Serve as Rawlins County Extension Agent

 MANHATTAN, Kan. – Stephanie Kramer will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Rawlins County as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, effective January 13, 2019. Rawlins County’s office is located in Atwood, Kansas.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from Kansas State University.

 Kramer has most recently been employed as an Operations Specialist for Farmers Bank & Trust in Atwood, Kansas.