No. 01

2014 State of the University | Urban Food Production and Postharvest

Dr. Eleni Pliakoni  | Urban Food
Production and Postharvest
Watch this short video of Dr. Pilakoni's 
K-State Olathe Urban Food Systems Research Helps Local Growers
Dr. Pliakoni leading a class tour of local
Farmers Market
In addition to the $1M USDA award that Dr. Eleni Pliakoni received in the Spring to help growers cut post harvest losses, she now shares in two other grant awards. One is for " Improving safety, quality and shelf-life of locally grown vegetables in Kansas" and the second lead by Dr. Cary Rivard, is for the "Development of an instrument to document the economic impact of fruit and vegetable growers in Kansas" from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Team Dynamics Research Presented at National Conference

 Dr. Judy Favor's research in "Team dynamics and personality: Pathways to improved performance " was accepted for a presentation at the American Society for Training and Development conference in Kansas City.
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Fabulous Fermentation Fundamentals Thursday, Nov. 6th

Experience this popular food trend with with a friend! From restaurants to DIY foodies, fermentation's appeal has captured the growing interest in bold flavors and international cuisine. Chef Bryan shares his personal tips and recipes. Learn more and register today!
Not Your Grandma's Holiday Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 20th

Bring a friend or two and join Chef Bryan Severns to learn how to put your own flair on your next holiday meal. You'll learn to create a full flavor meal using simple techniques to update classic holiday fare, served with a healthy sprinkling of food safety tips and tidbits. Space is limited, so register today!

Gelvin Elected Chair of Olathe Economic Development Council


Tim Gelvin, Business Development Executive for the K-State Olathe Innovation Accelerator has been elected Chair of the Olathe Economic Development Council, effective January 1st.  He will serve in this role for a two year period. This position also serves on the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, representing the EDC.  Already serving K-State Olathe on the board is CEO & Provost, Dr. Prema Arasu. 

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Kansas State University Olathe is more than just a campus - it's a stakeholder in the community. Professionals in the Kansas City metro area come here to collaborate with industry, advance in their careers and become a solid asset in their organization. K-State Olathe works with area K-12 schools as well as local industry to ensure tomorrow's leaders have the necessary skills for success. We're here for Greater Kansas City because of Greater Kansas City, and we're proud to serve.

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