Celebrating 40 years of the Food Processing Center

40 years of #advancingthefoodindustry

A Few Timeline Milestones

1983 UNL establishes the Food Processing Center.
1987FPC Micro lab was set up in Filley Hall with Dianne Peters as manager.
1989FPC establishes the National Food Entrepreneur Program.
Durward Smith was hired, and starts Better Process Control School at Nebraska. (He previously had taught it since 1974 at LSU & Auburn)
1990Dedication of Food Industry Complex on East Campus. (Micro lab moved here)
2011 Students design “Big 10” Dairy Store giftbox.
USDA Rural Development awards FPC small business grant to assist small manufacturers.
2014 FPC helps launch Manufacturing Extension Partnership at UNL.
2015FPC one of founders of Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation.
Suji’s Cuisine moves to NIC.
NuTek Food Science locates at NIC.

Food Innovation Center opens on Nebraska Innovation Campus.

2016Preventive Controls workshops first offered.
2017Brewing equipment added to FPC.
Curt Weller named Head of Food Science & Technology, FPC.
2018Terry Howell joins FPC as Executive Director.
2020Grand Reopening of new UNL Dairy Store.
FPC produces 200k gallons of Hand Sanitizer.
FS&T and FPC offers work experience rotation program.
2021 Dairy Store names “Carter Coffee Crunch” ice cream honoring NU President.
FPC formulates stage blood for "Dracula: Mina's Quest"

FPC establishes the "Suite Spot”

2022 A+ Berry start-up at FPC.
2023Watch the FPC 40th Anniversary Panel