Thanks for visiting Seed to STEM, sponsored by Kansas’s corn producers and the Kansas Corn Commission.
Kansas Corn Commission (KCC) is the state’s corn checkoff, which was formed in 1977 by the Kansas Legislature. The commission is a grower-funded, grower-governed organization that works to build the value of corn by investing a one-cent-per-bushel checkoff in the areas of research, market development, promotion and education.
And that’s where you, the teacher, come in! KCC is investing in the future by reaching science teachers, and through teachers, students.
Kansas’s corn producers recognize the natural connection between science and ag and the need for tomorrow's scientists to have greater ag literacy and awareness of careers in the industry. “There truly is an amazing amount of science involved in corn farming today, especially in regard to biotechnology and ethanol. We want to get high school teachers and their students energized about the role science plays in agriculture,” Kansas Corn Commission CEO Greg Krissek said. “Through workshops, classroom resources and this website, we are investing in science education in schools.”
Take a look at the information below—think about the ways science makes it possible for farmers to grow more corn with fewer resources.
Did you know dent corn, or seed corn, is the top crop grown in Kansas?
Kansas corn producers have harvested an average of 511 million bushels per year for the last ten years. That’s a lot of corn! Think about the ways science makes it possible for farmers to grow more corn with fewer resources. Check out these stats!