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A Harrisburg University of Science and Technology research center director is included in an agriculture-focused power list.

City & State Pennsylvania ranks Ian Kanski at 57 in its first ever list highlighting the public officials, farmers, business executives, association heads, labor leaders, policymakers and others who shape the state’s agricultural landscape. 

Kanski is Executive Director, Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability at Harrisburg University, where he oversees a partnership with the GIANT Company and a coalition of technology providers aimed at connecting farmers with technology to make their operations more economically and environmentally sustainable. Kanski also serves on the board of the FarmTech Society and is a co-founder of INTAG, a developer of biological systems for climate-smart farming.

City & State PA is the premier multi-media news firm that dedicates its coverage to Pennsylvania’s state and local government, political and advocacy news. More on the ranking is found here  

The GIANT Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability at Harrisburg University is a 23,000 square foot site in the heart of downtown Harrisburg.  It will make cutting-edge research, education, career pathing in sustainability, controlled environment agriculture, and clean water initiatives possible. The new center is convening an international network of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to bring new applied research programs and agricultural technologies to the Commonwealth. More on the Center is found at

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