The Kansas Department of Agriculture is becoming a pillar tenant at Kansas State University’s Research Park, and the vision for a north campus corridor of bioscience-focused research in Manhattan is becoming much clearer.
This new building will feature 50,000 square feet and be three stories high. It will be undertaken by the Kansas State University Foundation, and will be leased to the department for a 20 year period. The new location will enable access to university expertise and research, as it is in the same area as the Kansas state University Institute of Commercialization and the upcoming National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
K-State President, Kirk Shulz commented, “this move gives Kansas critical mass as we build our capacity to be a global leader in producing and protecting the world’s food supply. Other states have found tremendous synergy by locating university and state government resources together”.