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Support local food companies in April

April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies.
Longtime OSU employee joins FAPC as facilities manager

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center recently hired a new facilities manager to join the center. Aaron Moore, a 1993 graduate of Stillwater High School and longtime employee of OSU, will manage and maintain operational status of all FAPC facilities, including the external components, grounds and roof of the building.

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Quality management specialist hired to serve Oklahoma’s food processing industry

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center understands this need and has partnered with the Small Business Development Center in Durant, Oklahoma, to hire a quality management specialist to serve the food processing industry in the state. Stephanie Baker, 2007 OSU food science graduate from Meeker, Oklahoma, will lead and manage quality, food safety and security programs for the Oklahoma food industries, as well as best manufacturing practices for product outputs and employee safe health practices.

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Advisory board committed to helping OSU food and ag center

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

The recent Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center’s advisory board meeting looked a little different than past meetings. The greetings of handshakes and delicious refreshments during arrival were replaced with virtual handwaves and pictures of colorful iced donuts.

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Report identifies potential impacts of COVID-19 on Oklahoma’s food industry

Tue, May 05, 2020

The food processing sector plays an important role in Oklahoma’s economy, and there is no doubt the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a significant economic impact on the state’s food industry. Experts from the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center evaluated the potential impact of COVID-19 on the state’s food industry from March to mid-April and compiled a report of current impacts as a starting point for future assessments and recovery planning.

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FAPC impacts Oklahoma food industry in 2019

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center continued to support innovation and growth of food and agricultural businesses throughout Oklahoma in 2019, providing a total economic impact of more than $28 million.

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FAPC predicts top food trends for 2020

Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.

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Agricultural producer appointed to FAPC advisory board

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

A Miami, Oklahoma, agricultural producer is the newest member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center advisory board. Appointed by the vice president for agricultural programs of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Curtis Jurgensmeyer, president and chief executive officer of J-M Farms, joins the 16-member Industry Advisory Committee to help oversee the center’s mission and vision.

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Food industry leaders focus attention on FAPC research

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center met June 6, 2019, on the OSU campus to learn more about faculty research and discuss how the advisory board can help meet the needs of the center.

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Keep food safety in mind this Memorial Day

Fri, May 03, 2019

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and with warmer weather on the way, many Oklahomans will be firing up their grill and celebrating with cookouts, picnics and other activities. FAPC suggests the following food safety tips when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.

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From scratch to market: Commercializing a food product

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Your friends tell you your salsa is the best they ever tasted. Your mother has been serving her “world’s best” homemade jelly for years. Your grandmother’s pasta sauce is the hit of every family gathering. You think about selling your food product, but you don’t know where to begin. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, a part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has experts who specialize in helping entrepreneurs commercialize homemade recipes.

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April is Made in Oklahoma Month - MIO Day at OSU slated for April 26

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to celebrate by supporting local food companies.

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