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Global Food Systems

Global Food Systems
Kansas State University
227 Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-4008


What is the Global Food Systems Initiative?

  • Global Food Systems is Kansas State University's first presidential initiative. It builds on the university's 150-year land-grant heritage and research capabilities in crop production and protection, animal health, food safety, and food security.

  • Kansas State University faculty and staff are uniquely qualified to address the global challenges of food sustainability; food bio- and agro-defense; and food accessibility and nutrition. Faculty and staff in all of the university’s colleges will contribute to this initiative.

  • Kansas State University will help our private and public industry partners by providing talent, training and innovation to meet the demands of changing global food systems.

  • Manhattan, Kansas, is the world's nexus for food systems. In roughly 19-square-miles, facilities include the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), the Food Science Institute, the International Grain Science and Industry Complex, the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), the Urban Water Institute, and the soon-to-be-built National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), among other facilities and programs.


Download a PDF with more comprehensive talking points about the initiative.