Grand Challenges: Global Food Systems
Agriculture drives the Kansas economy and is the states' largest employer — one in five Kansans work in jobs related to agriculture and food production. In 2015, the agricultural industry contributed 43 percent of the state’s gross regional product.
K-State Research and Extension plays a vital role in global food systems to feed the 9.6 billion population expected by 2050. We are creating innovations that benefit farmers in Kansas and internationally and grow the economy of Kansas.