Global Food Systems

K-State has been helping to feed the world for more than 150 years as the country’s first operational land-grant institution. We are fiercely proud of our leadership in service to humanity.

Urban FarmsOnline graduate certificate in urban food systems now available

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Urban Food Systems is a fully online, 12 credit hour program. Because of the program's interdisciplinary nature, it provides students with a complex understanding of urban food systems and the cultural, political, environmental and economic roles within them.

The certificate is geared for current K-State graduate students who want to add expertise in urban food systems to their course of study and for professionals with a bachelor's degree who want to increase their knowledge about urban food systems and current issues around them.

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30+ GFS licensed technologies in FY20
$3.2M+ in licensing revenue for GFS technologies in FY20
24 industry funded food-related projects in FY20

A global challenge requires a world leader

To feed the rapidly growing global community, the world's farmers will need to produce between 70 percent and 100 percent more food. K-State has been preparing for this challenge for decades.