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Grain Science and Industry

Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6161
grains@k-state.edu

Programs & Services offered by Grain Science & Industry

Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program (Bivap)

The Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program (BIVAP) specializes in the development of biomaterials processing technology and utilizing agricultural-based materials to produce higher-value products for economic development. More…

Bio-Materials & Technology LaboratoryThe Bio-Materials & Technology Laboratory has professional staff and well-equipped facilities with the capability to perform design, formulation, processing, analysis, and testing of various bio-based materials, and to convert agricultural products/by-products to value-added materials. More...
Bio-Processing LaboratoryThe Bio-Processing Laboratory mainly focuses on efficient utilization of the agricultural resources available in the state of Kansas. The laboratory is equipped with state of the art equipment including fermenters to carry out aerobic and anaerobic fermentation. More…
Carbohydrate PolymersThe mission of the Carbohydrate Polymers group is to provide world-class excellence in carbohydrate polymer research and education. Our vision is to be the leader in graduate education related to cereal carbohydrates and conduct innovative research targeted for new technology development and commercialization. More..
Cereal Chemistry LabWe are interested in the structure, chemistry, interaction, and functionality relationships of cereal proteins, stabilization of bioactive lipids, food nonetechnology, and functional cereal foods.  More....
Extrusion LaboratoryThe Extrusion Laboratory provides industry with extrusion training through short courses and services for pilot scale trial runs involving a diverse range of products and applications including pet food, pasta, snack food, breakfast cereal, aquatic feed, precooked wheat flours, and various industrial products. More…
Feed Manufacturing ProgramThe Feed Manufacturing Research and Extension Program continues to make significant and lasting contributions to the field of feed manufacturing including development of standardized tests to measure feed and ingredient quality and equipment performance, testing of new feed additives and assisting in their regulatory clearance process, as well as product development for specialized foods for pet and exotic companion animals. More…
Grain & Feed Microbiology & Toxicology LaboratoryFood, feed and grain samples are analyzed for mycotoxin contamination. A complete auditing, inspection, implementation and validation of food-feed safety programs for growers, packers, shippers, distributors, processors, millers and retailers are available from food safety experts to help and protect your products and to reduce the financial risk by implementing efficient and cost- effective food safety programs. More
GSI Research & Extension ProgramThe Department of Grain Science and Industry is part of K-State Research and Extension (KSRE). As such it maintains strong relationships with the grain, feed, cereal chemistry, milling, baking, and allied industries that have been impacting clientele throughout the world for 100 years. More…
IGP Institute
The IGP Institute consists of faculty and staff that provide technical education and market promotion assistance in the consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain industry. More…
Quality Based Marketing ProgramK-State Research and Extension in partnership with the International Grains Program, the Kansas Wheat Commission, the Kansas Grain and Feed Association and grain elevator partners across Kansas has developed the Quality-Based Commodity Marketing Program to provide real-time information regarding the Kansas wheat production with map-based wheat production data, producers profiles, and wheat quality information to buyers of the annual Kansas wheat crop.
Particle Technology Research GroupMost cereal grains and their products are handled in powder or solid form. Understanding the bulk characteristics of these granular materials is important to optimize machinery performance, packing characteristics, understand the physical and chemical variability (segregation) potential, and to deliver a uniform and safe product to the consumer. Dr. Ambrose's research focuses on the application of particle technology concepts in milling and processing of grains. Research areas include, milling technologies, process automation and simulation, development of bulk material handling techniques, and characterization of powders for their particle and flow characteristics.- More...
Stored Product Insect Research and Education LaboratoryThe Stored Product Insect and Education Laboratory conducts research and education/outreach programs on reduced-risk pesticides or alternatives to pesticides for management of insects associated with stored grain, food/feed processing facilities, and retail environments.. More…
Stored Product Protection Technology Research and Extension Program
(SPPT)
The Stored Product and Protection and Technology Research and Extension Program (SPPT) has a primary focus to conduct laboratory and field research in stored product protection to ensure and maintain grain quality during post-harvest operations. More...
Wheat Quality LaboratoryThe Wheat Quality Laboratory is staffed with experienced professionals who use approved methods and common methodologies to perform wheat and flour analysis on submitted grain samples in a timely manner. More…