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Latest Community impact


Sprouting local

Craving fresher, healthier food and a stronger community? K-State’s Local Food Systems program offers support, creating jobs and expanding local food access.”

Saving streambanks

K-State’s forestry research team partners with local Native American tribes to stop soil erosion The picturesque plains and sprawling farmlands of Kansas face a noteworthy environmental challenge — streambank stabilization. Urban development and the expansion of crop fields alter watersheds, often leading to unstable […]


Buzzworthy invention

K-State assistant professor Brian Spiesman has created a revolutionary resource for bee identification and conservation through artificial intelligence model tracking and image rendering. When you think of your favorite things, — your family, hobbies, favorite movies — your endorphins go into overdrive. Now imagine […]

Dr. Vaishali Sharda

All-around solution

A new natural crop spray shows promise for both farmers and the environment. Farmers face many battles to produce a healthy and profitable crop — insects, diseases, proper amounts of water and nutrients — and the list goes on and on. Scientists at K-State, […]

K-State Agriculture Cows

Less gas, more money

K-State scientists look to reduce cattle’s methane production through genetic selection, creating a long-term benefit for the environment and cattle producers.

From the ground up

From the ground up

Philanthropy empowers soil research – and the next generation of farmers and scientists.

K-State graduate students

Caring for students raising families

K-State alumni fund child care scholarships for graduate students.

dan rentie

When a parent loses a job

K-State Proud helped keep Dan Rentie in school when his mom lost her job.

Taking flight

K-State Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus is working to recruit and retain women for the aviation industry.

Exciting developments ahead for the Edge Collaboration District at K-State

Creating opportunities for students, K-State’s land-grant mission and the economic growth of Kansas

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