Kansas State University receives 2,300 acres of farmland
September 20, 2017
ALTON, Kan. (AP) — A couple from northern Kansas have donated 2,300 acres of farmland for Kansas State University to develop a research farm to study sustainable agricultural practices.
Alton residents Harold and Olympia Lonsinger's donation will be dedicated at a ceremony Wednesday, The Salina Journal reported .
Harold Lonsinger graduated from the university in 1956 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
"I was given this land for a purpose," the 91-year-old said. "I think the research Kansas State University will conduct and the knowledge they will gain will help protect and preserve...