Two female students working in a lab.

Research and Extension

World-class scientists; real-world application

Dr. Bob Weaber at the Beef Stocker Unit

Our innovations and education have been changing agriculture for more than 150 years

Feeding the growing world population requires more than just producing more food. It requires producing better food in ways that are more efficient and more sustainable. It is also critical to research fiber, biofuels and sustainable solutions to our natural resource challenges.

The College of Agriculture aggressively focuses on scientific areas that address agriculture's greatest needs; reflect our greatest strengths; and have the greatest potential for bringing sustainable, long-term improvement in the quality and access of food.

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Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education identifies K-State as a school with "very high research activity"
In 2019 K-State had $218.6 in research expenditures and 40 percent of that came from the College of Agriculture

Since 2014, K-State College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension have averaged an annual $85.5M in research expenditures.


Success in research

Our success requires collaboration across all agriculture-related disciplines and partnerships with  agricultural producers and ag-related businesses, industry and agencies.


College of Ag and Research and Extension research expenditures