|Center for Grain and Animal Health Research|
1515 College Avenue | Manhattan, KS 66502 | Tel: 785-776-2700 | Fax: 785-776-2792
The Center for Grain and Animal Health Research’s mission is to “Conduct innovative research and develop new technologies to solve problems relating to natural resources conservation and the production, harvesting, storage, marketing, and utilization of grain to ensure a safe, abundant, high-quality grain supply."
Research is conducted in cooperation with Kansas State University (KSU), and an extramural program is conducted in cooperation with several universities, industries, and scientific institutes.
Located in Manhattan, Kansas, the Center is a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, and is composed of five research units. Four of these units - Biological, Engineering, Grain Quality and Structure, and Wind Erosion - are located in the main facility and the Plant Science and Entomology Research Unit is located on the campus of KSU. A focal point of grain quality and marketing research, the Center is located in the heart of the Great Plains, which includes 13 states that produce more than two-thirds of all U.S. wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans.
The main laboratory facilities were completed in 1970 on a 12-acre tract of land deeded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the State of Kansas. Facilities include a laboratory-office building with over 60,000 square feet of floor space, a pilot plant with 18,000 square feet, and a research grain elevator with 700 metric ton (50,0000 bu) storage capacity.