What you need to know before your course begins
The IGP Conference Center is located at 1980 Kimball Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506. The easiest way to find us it to find the KSU Bill Snyder Football Stadium east side parking lot. Our IGP Conference Center is directly across from Gate 8 of the parking off Kimball Ave. (Also located across from the KSU Rowing Center). Once you turn in the lot the building will be to your right.
There is free parking for our participants and guests. Please park in the center row where the sign reads "IGP Guest". We are on the north side of campus but still considered on campus. (The north row of our parking lot is for KSU permits) Please park in the "Guest" area. KSU Parking Services does patrol randomly and will ticket our guest and they are not forgiving when we ask for parking grace. Parking tickets are $50.00.
All sessions of the course unless otherwise specified as a field trip are held in the classroom. The classroom tends to be on the chilly side so please dress accordingly you may want to bring a light jacket/sweater. The IGP office hours are 7:00 AM-5:00 PM-Monday -Friday.
KSU Smoking Policy
Smoking is a public health and fire hazard. Locations, where smoking is allowed, shall be restricted in order to prevent infringements upon others; and create and maintain an environment and culture that is in the best interests of the safety, health and well-being of all users of university property.
Field Trips and Tours
Please review the agenda for your course. If a Hal Ross Flour Mill or O.H. Kruse Feed Mill tour is included on the activities for the course you will need to wear pants and comfortable closed toed shoes to tour the mills, we recommend tennis shoes or boots. Many courses will include a field trip to a farm and then comfortable clothes and shoes are highly suggested, as the weather is variable.
Please dress according to the weather it is, Kansas experiences all four seasons which means in the summertime sunscreen is recommended while a heavy jacket is needed in the winter months. If the field trips require any other safety necessities such as a hard hat, safety glasses hair net or earplugs we will provide that for participants.
Snacks, Lunch and Dinner
We will offer a light snack for the morning and afternoon break while you are here. The afternoon break usually consists of some of our K-State famous Call Hall ice cream or Grain Science and Industry – Bakery Club cookies. Lunch is provided by the IGP Institute with your course registration. We also have refreshments such as coffee, water and tea service to participants throughout the day.
Many of our hotel partners will offer a full hot breakfast when you check in please just let the front desk know that you are a guest with the IGP courses. Also, let them know that your communication by IGP mentioned that breakfast was all inclusive of the rate. They will direct you to how breakfast works at their property.
Please review your Agenda to see if dinner is included in your registration fee or on your own.
IGP has a designated hotel for each course except the Grain Elevator Managers Course and the Food Safety Modernization Act Course. The hotel block that we have reserved for your course with our negotiated partner price can be found on the On-site training page of your course. Please click the link that states hotel information. If IGP does not have a designated hotel for the courses (Grain Elevator Managers or FSMA) participants are responsible for making hotel arrangements on their own. Almost all of the hotels in Manhattan are within a 10-minute drive of the IGP Conference Center. Many of our hotel partners will offer a full hot breakfast be sure to ask and take advantage of that perk upon arrival. If you are staying at the Hilton, Bluemont Hotel or Holiday Inn at the Campus you can let the hotel know you are a guest at IGP and ask for our negotiated partner rate.
From Manhattan Regional Airport to Manhattan
Hotel Shuttle: If you are flying into the Manhattan Regional Airport, most hotels have a shuttle available to transport you to and from the airport. Arrangements for the shuttle must be made prior to arrival. Call the hotel you are staying at for more information.
From Kansas City International Airport to Manhattan
There are several services available.
5 Guys Transportation -816.891.9999 http://www.5guystransportation.com/
Black Car Airport Sedan and SUV – 785-410-8463- website not available
QuickSilver -800.888.8294 http://www.goquicksilver.com/
Please make your return transportation plans prior to the end of the course and allow the necessary time to arrive at the Kansas City International airport. It is at least a 2 ½ hour trip by vehicle. Please know that taxis from Kansas City to Manhattan are over $250.00 per person.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
We look forward to having you as our guest.