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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...

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