The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that K-State will be the recipient of a $3 million grant. This grant will help fund research in the College of Agriculture and will mainly be used to help develop new grain-based products to help send an abundance of food to developing nations.
The grant is sponsored through the Micronutrient Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot, which is an initiative through the USDA. The college is planning a project based on fortifying food with sorghum by blending sorghum with corn, soy or cowpeas.
The grant will continue to support the grain science department in the college in their continued research on more uncommon grains such as sorghum.