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Global Food Systems

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


Consumer and volunteer programs

Biosecurity Research Institute

The BRI is a unique biocontainment research, education and training facility, supporting "farm-to-fork" infectious disease research programs that address threats to plant, animal and human health.

The BRI Education and Training Facility was designed with the goal of educating not only in-house employees but also researchers and members of the community.

K-State Master Food Volunteer Program

This program provides knowledge to volunteers in food safety, food science, food preparation and food preservation.

K-State Olathe K-12 Education Programs

These programs support the six Johnson County public school districts in developing, coordinating and participating in educational programs in animal health, food safety and food security.

Master Gardener Program

A vital part of K-State Research and Extension, Master Gardeners provide horticultural information in their communities through demonstration gardens, garden shows, public tours, "horticultural hotlines" and more.

In 2012, Master Gardeners donated more than 94,000 hours.

One Health Kansas

This program promotes awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health, focusing on emerging zoonotic diseases, globalization of the food system, blurring of the urban-suburban-rural interface and many related challenges affecting the health of Kansas children and adults.

Rapid Response Center

This center serves as an educational resource for Kansas State University Research and Extension agents and consumers.

The website focuses on food science, food service, food safety, human nutrition, textiles, home maintenance and other consumer topics.