Field Day 3

Funding Research for Productivity, Sustainability and New Uses

The Kansas Corn Commission funds research projects to make advances in several areas related to corn. Our initiatives include researching innovative and sustainable production practices and finding new uses for corn.


New! Soil Health Partnership Page

FY2020 Research Funding

  • Aldrich K-State—Process development of health benefits from corn in pet diets that enhance dog utilization: $67,831.00
  • Blasi K-State—Impacts of Limit-fed diets containing corn and corn co-products during the growing phase on subsequent feedlot cattle performance, health and carcass merit: $48,500.00
  • Ciampitti K-State—Extension, Education, Applied and On-Farm Research Initiatives for Corn in Kansas: $89,999.00
  • Dille K-State—Impact of Cover Crop Termination Management on Corn and Weed Establishment and Growth: $30,423.00
  • Lamm K-State—Efficient Irrigation Technologies for Corn: $15,000.00
  • Li K-State—Extraction and Evaluation of Phenolic Antioxidants from Distiller’s Grains: $39,850.00
  • Patrignani K-State—Improving the Assessment of Soil Moisture Conditions in Irrigated Corn Fields: $38,371.00
  • Rice K-State—Soil Health Partnership: Kansas: $47,003.00
  • Ruiz Diaz K-State—Evaluation of Soil Health Test to Dete1mine Fertilizer Needs for Corn in Kansas: $36,900.00
  • Schlegel K-State—Working with Less Water for Corn Production: $32,500.00
  • Shi K-State—Developing value-added product for distillers grain and corn bran: $39,120.00
  • Allgeier KU—Unlocking the Potential of Chemical Derivatives in Ethanol Production: $40,736.00
  • Kwon KU—High Strength Com-based Composite for Commercial Application: $53,258.00
  • Gupta PSU—Industrial Applications of Corn Oil for Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foams: $47,800.00
  • Kahol PSU—Industrial Application of Bio-Waste from Com Crops for Safer and Environment-Friendly Batteries/Supercapacitors: $46,750.00
  • Crane KSU—Utilizing Undergraduate Research to Evaluate the effects of feeding DDGS and Ionophore inclusion on Goat Growth Performance, Digestibility, Carcass Composition and Palatability: $30,474.00
  • Water Technology Farms: $31,000
  • Research funding through NCGA: $136,250

Total Research Funding: $871,765

Read the 2020 Kansas  Corn Commission Annual Report Here!


Water Technology Farms Aim to Increase Sustainability

The KCC has been a major funder of the Kansas Water Technology Farm projects in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Working with the Kansas Water Office and the state’s Water Vision program, Kansas Corn is providing financial support for the research being conducted on these innovative farms that test new technology on farm fields to use groundwater for irrigation more efficiently. Many types of technology are being tested, including moisture sensors and different types of irrigation technology. Since 2016, the Kansas Corn Commission has invested over $230,000 in water technology farms.

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Learn more about the Water Technology Farms

Follow the link below to the Kansas Water Office’s Water Technology Farm webpage with information and updates on each Water Technology Farm.

Water Tech Farm Page

K-State’s Innovative Web App:

K-State’s web-based application is an open-source, extension-based application that will provide farmers with customized, science-based support tools to improve farming practices. (The application is supported with corn checkoff dollars by the KCC.)

myFields can help link farmer data with crop models to optimize farming operations. The web-based application provides an efficient method to push content to users when and where they need it, refined further by variety grown, planting date and growth stage.

Efficient delivery of information between farmers and researchers is accomplished by simply asking who, when and where.

Find Out More

Corn Growth and Development Poster Available

The KCC helped to fund an effort led by Ignacio Ciampitti, Ph.D of K-State to create a Corn Growth and Development poster. The poster has been published by K-State Research and Extension and is available in English, Spanish, Mexican Spanish and Portuguese.

Download Poster (English)

Follow on Twitter!

Kansas Corn works closely with K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist, Ignacio Ciampitti, Ph.D, to bring crop production research to farmers in Kansas. Follow Ignacio on Twitter @ksucrops

KSU Crops Twitter