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Oklahoman documentary on OSU's FAPC to premieire on OETA Thursday

Thursday night, OETA will air a documentary about  Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center shot and directed by my colleague Greg Singleton.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the FAPC, public television will air Greg’s piece throughout May.

The documentary, “20 Years of Made in Oklahoma Food Innovation,” highlights how FAPC was started, the impact the center has on Oklahoma and the food industry, and three Made in Oklahoma companies FAPC has assisted: Suan’s Foods, Ace in the Bowl Salsa and Diane’s Signature Products.

“The Food & Agricultural Products Center was launched with a tremendous vision of helping value added food and agricultural companies across the state, but no one had an idea of how it would actually flesh out,” said Roy Escoubas, FAPC director.

 FAPC, a part of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2017. Since its inception in January 1997, the center’s research laboratories, pilot-processing facilities, educational programs and seminars have kept food and agricultural processors and entrepreneurs on the forefront of cutting-edge value-added processing and technology.

Produced with the help of DASNR’s SUNUP TV show, the documentary premieres on Thursday  at 7 p.m. and will be rebroadcast by OETA on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 11:30 a.m.

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Dave Cathey

The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene. Read more ›