Regional Assets

Our region’s concentration of public, private, nonprofit and government stakeholders rivals that of any place in the world. Take a look at the depth of expertise you’ll have access to in the Greater Manhattan region, then get in touch to start the conversation.


K-State Innovation Partners 

  • Innovation Partners staff work with industry partners to deliver a streamlined pathway for corporate engagement, technology commercialization and economic development.

Office of the Vice President for Research 

  • With a business-friendly approach, K-State offers research collaboration, professional development, and state-of-the-art co-location options.

Biosecurity Research Institute 

  • The BSL-3, ABSL-3 and BSL3-Ag BRI is the home of comprehensive infectious disease research to address threats to plant, animal, and human health, including food-borne pathogens. 

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center 

  • NABC supports applied scientific research to develop practical agro-security capabilities and programs to address diverse threats to U.S. and world agricultural economies and food supplies.

Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases

  • CEEZAD was established in 2010 to help protect the nation’s agricultural and public health sectors against high-consequence foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic disease threats.

International Grains Program

  • IGP’s mission is to educate foreign business leaders and government officials about U.S. grains and oilseeds through technical-training and assistance programs in storage and handling, milling, marketing.


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USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility 

  • NBAF’s state-of-the-art facility, opening soon, will be a national asset that helps protect the nation’s agriculture, farmers and citizens against the threat and potential impact of serious animal and zoonotic diseases.

USDA Center for Grain and Animal Health Research 

  • CGAHR is home to four research units focused on innovative research and technology development

Kansas Department of Agriculture

  • KDA is dedicated to encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture businesses to expand in or relocate to Kansas.


Kansas Wheat Innovation Center 

  • The Kansas Wheat Innovation Center was built by the Kansas Wheat Commission to get improved wheat varieties into the hands of farmers faster.

Kansas Wheat Commission

  • KWC’s mission is to increase wheat producer productivity and profitability through research, education and domestic and international market development.

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor 

  • The Corridor, anchored by the Greater Manhattan region, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world.

Kansas Farm Bureau 

  • KFB’s mission is to strengthen agriculture and the lives of Kansans through advocacy, education and service.