Agronomy Research and Innovation Center
Leading the way in teaching, research and extension
The Agronomy Research and Innovation Center is a keystone for the college’s vision to strengthen and diversify agribusiness in Kansas and around the globe. It will serve as a demonstration site for public/private partnerships focused on best practices in sustainable/regenerative agriculture, crop production innovation, technology development and training, and conservation and protection of natural resources.
This center will embrace and create the next-generation technologies to enable farmers to be the most efficient users of natural resources while continuing to increase crop production.
Some of the research projects planned for the Agronomy Research and Innovation Center include:
- How to breed new crop varieties that are prolific and resilient to pathogens and the changing biome;
- How to extend the supply of water by studying the most efficient use of that resource in crops and forages;
- How to solve the “mystery of trillions of microbes that reside in soil” to improve soil health; and
- How to use and co-create technology so that farmers of the future can produce more with less.
In addition, this facility's location on the Agronomy North Farm complements the Agronomy Education Center, which is already bringing together industry partners and students in an indoor-outdoor learning environment near the research plots.
Invitation to invest
Now is the time to invest — Kansas State University has an inspiring opportunity. To help the world’s ability to feed two billion more people by 2050. To contribute to a Kansas economy that thrives. To optimize agriculture for the highest levels of efficiency and yield. The sky’s the limit.