New K-State President Talks Agriculture

December 9, 2021
Richard Linton

The dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, Richard Linton, who in February will become the next president at Kansas State this first segment, he talks about his background as a food scientist and administrator at three other leading land-grant universities, which he says has helped prepare him for a top leadership role at a land-grant institution; and the great stock he puts into the land-grant foundation of teaching, research and Extension. He also discusses his immediate-term and long-term aspirations for the university in service to agriculture and rural Kansas; the need for infrastructure upgrades in support of agricultural research and outreach as a priority at K-State; and the potential research and education collaboration he foresees between K-State and the National Bio- and Agri-defense Facility.