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Grain Science Program

Hal Ross Flour MillThe Department of Grain Science and Industry maintains one-of-a-kind teaching and research facilities.

Site preparation on the new Grain Science Complex began in Spring 2002. Construction began on the Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program (BIVAP) Building in Fall 2002. Construction began on the Flour Mill in Fall 2005 and the Hal Ross Flour Mill was dedicated in October 2006.

"The new facility will enhance both educational and research programs of the department. The flour mill, feed mill, biological value-added center, international grains center and central complex with bakery science labs and teaching areas will attract the most talented students and encourage excellence." Steven C. Nelson, Executive Vice President American Association of Cereal Chemists.


  • integrated wheat flour mill
  • integrated specialty feed mill
  • grain cleaning facility
  • grain storage facility
  • pilot bakery
  • pasta laboratory
  • specialty dry mill for corn, rice, and other small grains
  • extrusion pilot plant
  • micro-spectroscopy lab
  • research and testing labs for cereal products
  • fully-equipped computer lab for student use and research
  • Swanson Reading Room, containing over 3,000 books and periodicals related to cereal grains.

For More Information


Cereals/Grain Science Program
Department of Grain Science and Industry
201 Shellenberger Hall, KSU
Manhattan, KS 66506-2201
Phone: (785) 532-6161
Fax: (785) 532-7010
E-mail: info@wheat.ksu.edu


New Grain Science Complex

Large view of the new Grain Science complex in PDF format.

Grain Science complex