The Kansas Wheat Commission funds wheat research by collecting a 2 cent per bushel wheat assessment.
In recent years, support of the public wheat breeding program at Kansas State University from state and federal funding has declined dramatically. Kansas wheat farmers have expressed the desire to increase funding in wheat research.
The Kansas Wheat Innovation Center was built in Manhattan specifically to advance the technology in new wheat variety development.
In an effort to increase research funding above and beyond the resources of the wheat check off, the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation was created.
The Foundation allows private individuals and members of industry to contribute tax-deductible gifts for the sole purpose of funding wheat research.