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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

March 10, 2020

Shout Out: Shad Marston

Submitted by Gregg Hadley

This week’s Shout Out comes from K-State Research and Extension McPherson County’s Lory Fisher and is extended to her local unit colleague, Shad Marston. Lory writes:

“I would like submit this Shout Out for Shad Marston, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for the K-State Research and Extension office in McPherson County.

This last week, Shad hosted our annual Cow-Calf School, 250 attendees strong. Shad has a niche with our producers in the area of livestock. Shad continues to bring a high quality educational program to the Cow-Calf School along with bringing back the KC Strip Steak supper. The cattlemen made it through the meal line in 35 minutes this year, with the help of some great volunteers. Many compliments were heard on the quality of food, program and the night in general. Sponsors lined the room with their booths because of the reputation of the Cow-Calf School here in McPherson County. Not only was this program beneficial to our local cow-calf producers, feed lot personal and staff were also here to gain information on “Low Stress Handling of Cattle” from Dr. Tom Noffsinger.

Next week is our county’s Ag Chamber Farm Forum and will be addressing mental health to the farming community. Shad has set up Mr. Mark Potter and his wife to come share their powerful message to our farming community. Numbers are up for this program as well.

I'm so proud of Shad and our whole staff here in the Extension office and how they work together to put on such a large program. From taking RSVP’s, organizing the schedule, to designing the placemats of our sponsors, to helping with the meal and setting up the room, our staff is very talented. Year after year, producers continue to support and show up in big numbers for the Cow-Calf School. McPherson County is fortunate to have this professional who consistently provides educational pieces and the quality of customer service our agency can be proud of.”

Shad, here is your Shout Out! Thanks for all you do for the people we serve, your colleagues, and K-State Research and Extension!

If you know of a colleague or team of colleagues that deserve a Shout Out for a job well done, please send their name(s) and the reason for the Shout Out to ghadley@ksu.edu.