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Kansas State University breaks ground on Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation

A new facility at Kansas State University is expected to provide revolutionary research and innovation in food product development, safety, and security.

U.S. Senator Roger Marshall says the Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation will help find solutions for some of agriculture’s biggest challenges. “Not only is it going to help our producers produce more with less, but this is how we feed the world through these innovations that we’re going to be studying here,” Marshall said.

Speaking to Brownfield at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, KSU President Richard Linton said the total cost of the project is nearly $210 million. He says it will help recruit and retain world-class faculty and students around the world. “This is the biggest agricultural project in total cost and total number of buildings ever done at a land grant university in America,” Linton said.

Troy Anderson with Colorado-based Ardent Mills says they donated $3.5 million to help the facility with its agricultural collaborations. “Whether it’s research or industry engagement to solve these problems that people like us need help solving is one of the most value driven aspects that’s going to come,” Anderson said.

The Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation will be located near Call and Weber halls on the Kansas State University campus.

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