The Grand Opening of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center takes place this week in Manhattan. There won’t be the traditional ribbon-cutting to open a new business but rather the slicing of an 8-foot long loaf of bread.
The Kansas Wheat Commission will host the ceremony and open house this Friday, April 26th.
The $10.3-million center is touted as the home for a new era of investment in wheat research. Its 35,000 square feet of space includes 15,000 square feet of laboratories to develop new wheat varieties and greenhouses that occupy about 10,000 square feet. The center also has about 10,000 square feet of office space.