K-State is being recognized for its contributions to the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America. "Kansas State University is receiving the award for its multi-dimensional contributions to the Flint Hills through research, education and engagement activities," said Bruce Snead, Director of Engineering Extension at Kansas State University and President of the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation.
" There is no doubt that K-State and those affiliated with it have performed many services for the Flint Hills Discovery Center and have been a significant resource on the importance of the ecology, history and culture of the Flint Hills," Snead said.
" As part of Kansas State University's land-grant heritage, we are dedicated to engaging with our region, state and surroundings," Kirk Schulz, president, said. "This kind of research and scholarly activity is crucial to our goal of becoming a Top 50 Public Research University by 2025. We are honored that the Flint Hills Discovery Center is recognizing our contributions to the land and culture around us."