Two female students working in a lab.

Research and Extension

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

Dr. Bob Weaber at the Beef Stocker Unit

Agriculture is challenged with feeding an ever-growing world population; creating new plant-based fibers and biofuels in ways that are more efficient, equitable and protect our natural resources.

Our scientists aggressively focus on scientific areas that address agriculture's greatest needs; reflect our greatest strengths; and have the greatest potential for bringing sustainable, long-term improvement and changes lives for the better.

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Every $1 spent on research at the college and K-State Research and Extension returns $17.
$105 million: 2020 College’s research expenditures

Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education identifies K-State as a school with "very high research activity."


Success in research

The College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension have had annual research expenditures of more than $100 million since 2014. Research expenditures are the funds spent to conduct research and are the most frequently cited numbers for comparing research levels among colleges and universities.

Research Expenditures