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Grain Science and Industry News 

New Department Head:

Joseph Awika named department head of grain science and industry

 

Awika Photo

 

Click below for K-State Today article:

https://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement/?id=97238

K-State breaks ground on Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation

Ground

Click below for the whole story:

https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/news-and-publications/news/stories/2024/05/agriculture-global-center-for-food-and-grain-innovation.html

 

Click below to learn about the building:

https://www.grains.k-state.edu/facilities/GSI%20Infrastructure%20update.pdf

 

2023 GSGSO Symposium

Poster

Schedule of Events

Book of Abstracts

"What attracts students to the feed industry?" 

Steven Kilger, the managing editor for Feed & Grain and host of the Feed & Grain Podcast, talks with students Carter Minson and Garrett Freson from Kansas State University's Grain Science program.

Topics include:

  • What drew them to study for a career in the feed manufacturing industry
  • How is their education going
  • The hands-on experiences they've had making feed
  • What are their hopes for their future careers in feed

Graduate Student Rania Marie Buenavista wins Best Poster/Paper at the ICFoST Conference

Congratulations Rania! Her poster was selected the best out of 317 posters presented at ICFOST in India. She would like to thank Dr. Subramanyam Bhadriraju, Dr. Mark Casada, and Dr. Xinyi E. This was the 29th ICFoST conference. The conference's mission statement reads, "The Sustainable Development Goal: Ending Hunger and Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition underlines the food security and nutritional security as two important complementing elements of our sustainable future." Congrats again to Rania.  

Jared Lou Rivera Named the Collegs of Agriculture's December Graduate Student of the Month

The Graduate Student of the Month program aims to recognize the contributions of the many stellar graduate students within the college. Each department will be able to recognize up to 10 students each year. The students selected will receive a personalized letter of congratulations from the Associate Dean and be invited to a luncheon or similar event with the Dean and Associate Dean at the end of the semester. Congrats Jared for being named the December Graduate Student of the Month!

Zhenjiao Du Named the College of Agriculture's November Graduate Student of the Month

The Graduate Student of the Month program aims to recognize the contributions of the many stellar graduate students within the college. Each department will be able to recognize up to 10 students each year. The students selected will receive a personalized letter of congratulations from the Associate Dean and be invited to a luncheon or similar event with the Dean and Associate Dean at the end of the semester. Congrats to Zhenjiao

Click Here to see Zhenjiao's Student Spotlight!

Dr. Chad Paulk earns the American Society of Animal Science’s 2023 Outstanding Young Researcher Award

                              Chad Paulk Head Shot

The award will be celebrated during the 2023 ASAS Midwest Section Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, March 12-15, 2023. 

October 29, 2022 U.S. Farm Report 

In October, the U.S. Farm Report continued their College Roadshow with a stop in Manhattan, Kansas. Featured in the report is Kansas State Univeristy Associate Professor Dr. Greg Aldrich, discussing research being done in the Grain Science Department to support and advance the pet food industry. 

Milling Science Club products now availbile at the Call Hall Dairy Bar!

We will be carrying their products until further notice!

Flour bags in 3#, 25#, and 50# (limited quantities of 25 and 50) both in White Bleached flour and Whole Wheat options!

Pancake mix, oatmeal cookie mix (while supplies last), beer bread mix!

We hope you can come in to help support future Grain Milling Science students with your purchase!

                                      Milled Products

 

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellow Positions

We are pleased to announce that we have two MS and two Ph.D. Fellow positions sponsored by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. We are establishing a joint program between the Department of Grain Science and Industry and the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health at Kansas State University to train the Fellows at the interface of cereal science and human nutrition. The joint training program will transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries in grain science and human nutrition and provide multidisciplinary graduate training so that Fellows will become emerging experts in cereal chemistry and nutrition.

The unique training program consists of:

1. A multi-disciplinary academic and research experience

2. Leadership training and development

3. Hands-on participation in conducting research with experienced scientists in teams from several disciplines

4. Summer internship at cereal or food companies

5. Participation in the scholarly publication process

6. Opportunities to present research findings to diverse audiences, write research proposals, and teach courses

7. Providing assistance with excellent job opportunities.

By the completion of this training, Fellows will be well prepared to deal with complex food science, cereal chemistry and nutrition related issues, and take leadership roles in research and policy at public and private institutions. The Fellow positions are available immediately.

To apply for the National Needs Fellowship, applicants must:

1. Be citizens or nationals of the United States of America as determined in accordance with Federal law.

2. Not have completed more than one semester or equivalent hours of full-time study in the same academic program at the same degree level.

If you are interested in the USDA Fellowship Position, you must first let Dr. Yong-Cheng Shi know, as well as stating that you are applying for the fellowship in the assistantship section of their graduate program applications. 

Grain Science Facility Updates

K-State’s College of Agriculture (CoA) has completed its 2030 Facilities Master Plan, which established a strategic vision for prioritized investment in its main campus, Agronomy North Farm, and North Campus teaching, research, and extension facilities. For the main campus, the plan recommended the creation of a new Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation (GCGFI) as the highest priority project. This new facility will support the efforts to strengthen existing programs and support innovative initiatives underway that harness K-State’s unique strengths in grain science and animal science while supporting transdisciplinary research and innovation in food safety and food security. The GCGFI will create a new “front door” for the college and support new ways of working collaboratively across the institution leading to these anticipated outcomes:

  • Revolutionize and nurture interdisciplinary research across departments and colleges
  • Recruit and retain worldclass faculty and outstanding students
  • Modernize hands-on learning experiences
  • Create high-tech space for collaborative partnerships with industry
  • Develop future agriculture leaders
  • Advance K-State Research and Extension programs

The plan identified the replacement of teaching and research facilities for the Department of Grain Science and Industry (GSI) as an opportunity to create an interdisciplinary teaching and research center within the Call/Weber complex to accelerate grain, food, animal science, and agriculture systems innovation. The new structure will provide a combination of specialized teaching and research labs for grain science, bakery science, milling science, feed science, and food science, along with flexible research labs for interdisciplinary investigation, and collaborative meeting spaces for students and research teams. The new facility will allow GSI to vacate Shellenberger Hall and the Feed Technology building to address pressing deferred maintenance liabilities and consolidate its existing spaces currently in five structures across campus. The old buildings have both been recommended for demolition as the cost to renovate them would be too high. New Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation The new Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation (GCGFI) will be a focal point for innovation and discovery for K-State and its public and private partners. The vision for the new center is to provide stateof-the-art teaching and research facilities for GSI to increase collaboration between other departments within the college, advance education and research programs, and bolster outreach that impacts Kansas Industry and the global grain and plant-based food, feed, fiber fuel, and bioproduct supply chains.

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