Riley County, K-State Research and Extension

Want to help with 4-H, school, or community programs, such as cooking classes or gardening initiatives? Contact us to see what volunteer opportunities might fit your time and interests. Riley County Extension is part of a national educational network designed to extend technical expertise and research findings to help people improve their homes, families, farms, business, and communities.

UFM Community Learning Center

Everyone can teach, everyone can learn. This slogan is the central theme at UFM. We are always looking for new class ideas and new instructors.

Willow Lake KSU Student Farm

We hold volunteer workdays open to the public on Saturday mornings throughout the growing season. If you’re interested, please get in touch!

The Willow Lake Student Farm strives to provide quality produce and educational opportunities to the K-State campus and Manhattan communities. With a focus on sustainable food production, the farm serves as a site for undergraduate and graduate research, student engagement, and production of a variety of fruit, vegetable, and mushroom crops. Supported by a combination of staff, student leadership, and community volunteers, the Student Farm sells its produce to the university’s dining centers and a seasonal campus farm stand. Produce not sold to support its operating expenses are donated through partnerships with the Cats’ Cupboard and Flint Hills Breadbasket.