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Grain Science and Industry

Welcome to the Department of Grain Science and Industry

The fields of grain-based food and feed science is fast-growing and ever-changing. We are proud to be the primary training ground of managers and technology specialists who lead businesses and organizations to preserve the harvest, process grains into products, and feed the world. If you would like to talk to someone about our programs, please contact us at 785-532-4051 or e-mail us at grains@ksu.edu.

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Grain Science News

Siliveru Receives 'New Faces of ASABE' Award


Nominated by engineering colleagues and fellow ASABE members, the 2018 Class of New Faces of ASABE was formally announced this week, at the 2018 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, in Louisville.

Through their professional and extracurricular pursuits, New Faces of ASABE, all 35 years of age or younger, represent the best of a profession that endeavors throughout the world to improve quality of life and make sustainable use of precious natural resources. 

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named thirteen young members to its class of 2018 "New Faces of ASABE – Professionals." 

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Ethiopian Graduate Student Finds Safer Way to Store Grain 


When Tesfaye Tadesse was a boy in Debra-Elias, Ethiopia, he would walk two hours each morning to attend school. Many years later, his education journey would lead him to Kansas State University where he conducts research under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss on alternative ways to protect grains from insect pests without using pesticides that are harmful to human health.

See the full article here. 

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