In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry will host a six-part lecture series featuring speakers from across the grain and biotechnology fields.

The lecture series will feature six speakers representing the fields of cereal science, nutrition, publishing and biotechnology. The speakers have been chosen to discuss the future of agricultural science and industry as it relates to global challenges. Dirk Maier, head of the Grain Science and Industry Department, says he views the lecture series as an opportunity to recognize the department’s contributions to these global industries.

The first lecture is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the university Hale Library Hemisphere Room. Julie Miller Jones, professor emeritus of food and nutrition at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, will present, "Grains of Truth: Separating Grain Nutrition Myths and Facts."

More information on the Centennial Lecture Series, or other centennial celebration events is available on Department of Grain Science and Industry Web site.