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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

Ph: +1-785-532-6101
Fx: +1-785-532-6094


Air Transportation

The Manhattan Regional Airport is located about five miles southwest of downtown Manhattan. American Eagle offers two flights daily to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and three flights daily to Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Travelers may also fly in and out of the Kansas City International Airport (KCI), which has a larger selection of flights and carriers. The KCI airport is located in Kansas City, MO, approximately 130 miles, or about 2 hours from Manhattan.

Ground Transportation

The following car rental agencies are located at the MHK airport:

The following car rental agencies are located at the KCI airport:


Although, there is no official hotel for the Region 5 Soils Judging Contest, there are many near the Kansas State campus that will allow for easy access to all the events held during the contest. Each of the hotels will allow you to experience the Little Apple's atmosphere. However, the following hotels have offered a discounted rate for teams competing in the contest. In order to get the special rate, please mention that you are with the Region 5 Soils Judging Contest.

The Bluemont Hotel

The Bluemont Hotel is adjacent to the Kansas State University campus. Just to the south is Aggieville local dining, shopping, and bar district. Complimentary breakfast. Indoor heated pool and fitness center.

  • Group rate: $102 plus tax
  • Cutoff date: 8/20/18
  • Reservations: 785-473-7091

Parkwood Inn and Suites

The Parkwood Inn & Suites is located right off Fort Riley Blvd and is 10 blocks from the Kansas State University campus. It's convenient location allows for easy access in and out of Manhattan. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, and free WiFi.

  • Group rate: $99.95 plus tax
  • Cutoff date: 8/15/18
  • Reservations: 785-320-5440

Travel Information About the Area