MANHATTAN, Kan. – A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will held Sept. 18 at the new Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) office building at 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. The event is a joint effort between KDA and the Kansas State University Foundation, the building owner.
“This new location will allow the Kansas Department of Agriculture to collaborate more effectively with Kansas State University and members of the agricultural industry,” said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. “The move will ultimately better serve our farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses, as well as a public that depends on Kansas agriculture each and every day.”
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz said he believes this partnership will yield great results for the agriculture community in Kansas.
“K-State looks forward to the opportunity to work closely with the Kansas Department of Agriculture leadership and staff,” Schulz said. “We are committed to finding new ways we can collaborate for the benefit of our state’s agricultural producers and all Kansans.”
KSU Foundation President and CEO Fred Cholick said he was pleased the foundation could assist with the project.
“Facilitating the development of Kansas Department of Agriculture’s new home in the K-State Research Park allowed the KSU Foundation to serve as a catalyst to strengthen K-State’s partnership with industries and KDA,” said Cholick.
Tours will be offered from 2 – 4 p.m. with presentation and remarks beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will attend the event.