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K-State awards $6 million to Feed the Future

K-State awarded about $6 million through its Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification.

The $6 million will contribute to six projects that seek to help improve food security in six countries, according to K-State Today. K-State’s Feed the Future innovation labs are administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

Of the $6 million, about $2 million was awarded to two K-State-based projects according to K-State Today:

  • $999,508 awarded for a K-State project in Bangladesh to improve production within the polders to increase farm income and nutrition security.
  • $999,360 awarded for a K-State project in Senegal to address the gap between national production of such protein sources as meat and milk and a growing population.

K-State seeks to build new vet lab

The Kansas Board of Regents approved a proposal to build a new veterinary laboratory at K-State on Wednesday.

The reported 80,000-square foot Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will cost an estimated $43.2 million, according to the Little Apple Post, though it still needs approval from the Kansas Legislature.

A construction timeline has not been set.

1st Infantry Division soldiers set to come home

After nine months in Kuwait, more than 200 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade soldiers are set to return home.

The unit first deployed from Fort Riley in June 2015 and are expected to be home by the end of March, according to KMAN.

While overseas, the soldiers were responsible for the planning, oversight and resources of troops spread across 13 locations in five countries.