Kansas State University will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the department of Grain Science and Industry with a weekend of special events Oct. 1-2.
K-State is the only university in the world offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bakery Science and Management, Feed Science and Management and Milling Science and Management.
There are currently 195 students enrolled in the program to get practical, hands-on experience in K-State's modern pilot pants and laboratories which include a bakery, feed manufacturing facility, industrial scale flour mills and extrusion center.
Two public events on Oct. 2 will highlight the celebration.
An open house in the morning will be hosted by faculty, staff and students with tours of the Grain Science north facilities and Shellenberger Hall on the main campus.
A science forum, "Global Impact Through Research and Technology Transfer," from 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. will honor several individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the research and technology transfer program over the past century. In addition, several faculty will present seminars on key research.
Highlighting the afternoon activities will be the groundbreaking for the new $13 million O.H. Kruse Feed Mill and Biorefinery will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.
Other activities including a golf tournament, lunches and receptions are scheduled throughout the weekend. For additional information, see the Grain Science and Industry department website at www.grains.ksu.edu/for detailed information on the celebrations schedule.