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The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

Located on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, FAPC strives to The Food & Agricultural Products Center building.keep food products, jobs and dollars in Oklahoma, offering large and small businesses, producers and entrepreneurs of Oklahoma and other states access to faculty and staff with expertise in business and technical disciplines. The facility keeps food and agricultural processors and entrepreneurs on the forefront of cutting-edge, value-added processing and technology.


For inquiries, contact:

J. Roy Escoubas | Director

(405) 744-6205


The Oklahoma Water Resources Center

The water center focuses on sustaining Oklahoma’s agricultural water supply, Faculty member studying a vial of water outdoors.which is crucial to the state’s economy and the health and well-being of residents and the environment. There is a strong need for development, delivery and accessibility of science-based information related to water management issues, which include improved soil management practices, irrigation methods, efficiency of farm water storage and the transporting of water.


For inquiries, contact:

Kevin Wagner | Director and Thomas E. Berry Professorship in Water Research and Management

(405) 744-7093


The Biobased Products & Energy Center

BioPEC is a multi-disciplinary effort that was created to better meet the ever-Hay bale in a fieldincreasing need for OSU Ag Research scientific expertise regarding biofuels. OSU Ag Research has been involved in biofuels developments since the 1990s, and the division has been a national leader in examining and developing everything from potential biomass feedstocks to energy production systems to economic, social and environmental considerations.


For inquiries, contact:

Mari Chinn | Director and Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

(405) 744-5431


Institute for Biosecurity & Microbial Forensics

IBMF assesses current national capabilities in microbial forensics as related to Henry Bellmon Research Center, which houses the institute.plant pathogens and food safety, providing strategic planning and a long-range vision and prioritization of needs and resources related to agricultural biosecurity. Researchers from this institute established a coalition of national and state investigators for crop and food biosecurity and forensics issues. The institute serves as a focal point for communication, cooperation, collaboration, funding initiatives and outreach, as well as develops educational and training opportunities for students and stakeholders in cooperation with other agencies.


For questions, comments or inquiries, contact:

Justin Talley | Interim Director and Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology

(405) 744-9413


Institute for Agricultural Biosciences

The IAB research initiative enables OSU Ag Research to more effectively assist Faculty researcher looking through plant samples in a storage space at the facility.producers through the development of new and improved crops and production systems. Research at the 33,000-square-foot facility in Ardmore focuses on basic and applied aspects of crop improvement through molecular biology, genetics, plant breeding and crop management. The facility includes research laboratories, plant growth facilities, an auditorium and conference rooms. It is equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications systems for worldwide conferencing and distance education programs.


For inquiries, contact:

Randy Allen | Director and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(580) 224-0626

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