Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation

Harnessing Interdisciplinary Innovation

The Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation will foster new collaborations across the university and beyond. One-third of all space will be dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and up to 10% of the space will be reserved for onsite collaboration between public resources and private enterprises.

This unique structure will drive these anticipated outcomes:

  • Revolutionize and nurture interdisciplinary research throughout multiple departments and colleges.
  • Recruit and retain world-class faculty and outstanding students.
  • Modernize hands-on learning experiences.
  • Create high-tech space for collaborative partnerships with private industry and outside partners.
  • Develop future agricultural leaders.

This new facility will support the college's efforts to strengthen existing programs and initiatives that harness K-State's unique strengths in grain, animal, and food sciences while supporting interdisciplinary research and innovation in food product development, food safety and food security.

The key differentiating strategy at the heart of the Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation design is to foster innovative research and processes through partnership. Focused teams of industry, research and talented students will ideate and co-locate to develop the unique and desired outcomes to help feed the world.

The Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation, and the research and pioneering teaching that will result from it, will only enhance the allure of enrolling in Kansas State's Department of Grain Science and Industry, the world’s only collegiate academic department dedicated to milling, baking, feed, and pet food. These highly educated and trained students will enter the workforce and help drive innovation and change within the industry.

A K-State Grain Sciences and Industry degree pays off for ambitious students: 100% of graduates are either employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation and average a $60,000 starting salary.


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