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February 2015 News  

K-State wheat variety remains No. 1 in Kansas

For the third year in a row, K-State's wheat is the leading variety in Kansas. Everest, a variety released by the university in 2009, has maintained its dominant position at 15.8 percent of the total acreage, according to the 2015 "Kansas Wheat Varieties" report from Kansas Agricultural Statistics.

Zoetis gives $250,000 for newly established Center for Outcomes Research and Education in College of Veterinary Medicine
Animal health company Zoetis has donated $250,000 for Kansas State University's new Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which is in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

College of Veterinary Medicine establishes Center for Outcomes Research and Education
The Center for Outcomes Research and Education, or CORE, will be publicly launched Feb. 25 at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production
A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptation measures are taken.

Center for Food Integrity CEO to discuss 'Big Food' on March 2
Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer of the Center for Food Integrity, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Arnot will present, "Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate 'Big Food.'" The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern of trust that consumers have with food and those who produce it. 

New experimental grain sorghum lines show high yield potential
Kansas State University agronomist Tesfaye Tesso is developing and testing new lines of grain sorghum that should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water.

New educational tool available for locomotion scoring and beef lameness management
Working with the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, Zinpro Corporation recently launched the Step-Up™ app, a new educational training resource for the beef cattle industry.

Video: Virus disease resistance in wheat
Harold Trick, Kansas State University plant geneticist, and John Fellers, U.S. Department of Agriculture plant pathologist, report on a major advance in developing virus disease resistance in wheat. Researchers are using genetic engineering to build a durable defense in wheat varieties against a host of costly diseases, including wheat streak mosaic, barley yellow dwarf and soil borne mosaic.

Kansas State University's first free online course reaches students on six continents
Kansas State University's first massive open online course, or MOOC, had a global impact.