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K-State Today

January 23, 2015



Kansas Day Celebration Jan. 29

By Jana Fallin

Register for K-State's annual Kansas Day Celebration, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the IGP Institute Conference Center, 1980 Kimball Ave.

This year's focus is wheat. Mark Fowler, associate director and milling specialist at IGP, will talk about the history of Kansas State University's contributions to wheat and to grain science. Jordan Hildebrand from the Kansas Wheat Commission will share information on Kansas innovations that have shaped wheat growth and production, including the influence of the double haploid genotype and how one Kansas farmer started the Food for Peace program.  

We will have an all-new Kansas trivia quiz; you might be this year's big winner. Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development will share one of his original poems about Kansas Day, and we will recognize grants received by Kansas State professors that are influencing the world.    

Of course, we will end with a delicious Cox Bros. barbeque lunch and dessert from the Bakery Science Club. Registration is requested and a $12 fee is required to cover the cost of lunch. You do not want to miss the fun, interesting, informative K-State celebration of Kansas Day. 

We thank the Kansas Wheat Commission and the IGP Institute for hosting this event.