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K-State Research and Extension
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

December 7, 2021

Quarterly Effort Reports: Integrated and Multi-State Activities

Submitted by Laurie Chandler

As we near the end of the first quarter of the 21-22 program year, it will soon be time to complete a quarterly effort report (QER). (FYI – the first quarterly report for October 1 - December 31 is due by January 5th)

Two new fields have been added to the QER – Integrated Activities and Multi-State Activities. For many of you, these may be new terms. The information you provide helps us meet the reporting requirements from NIFA. Each year, NIFA requires that we submit information that shows we meet the minimum requirements that a portion of our extension professionals are involved in integrated and multi-state activities.

What do those terms mean?

  • Integrated activities are jointly planned, funded and interwoven activities between research and extension to solve problems. It would include any research effort or partnership with the state’s Agricultural Research Service, agricultural experiments stations with the state or agriculture departments on campus. This may also include research work in other program areas that seeks to develop and improve the welfare of consumers.
  • Multi-state activities are collaborative efforts between two or more states or territories. If you worked with an agricultural experiment station, cooperative extension system, Agricultural Research Service or a college or university from another state to solve problems, that would be considered multi-state programming.

If you have questions about Integrated and Multi-State Activities, contact Laurie Chandler or check out the PEARS Support page, “Add Multi-State and Integrated Project Details.”