The Food Files
Meet John Griffin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet John Griffin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 4, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, John Griffin of Griffin Foods in Muskogee, Oklahoma, discusses how the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center serves as an incredible resource for both small start-up companies and large manufacturers in the state. Griffin hopes FAPC can be the leader for food safety information in the United States. Appointed by the Oklahoma governor, Griffin is one of the members of the Industry Advisory Committee that gives a voice to FAPC.

Meet Joe Ford - Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Joe Ford - Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

May 28, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Joe Ford of Shawnee Milling Co. in Shawnee, Oklahoma, discusses how his family owned business began in 1906 by his great grandfather and explains why his father is his role model. By being involved as a member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee, Ford hopes he can assist FAPC in continuing to provide opportunities to entrepreneurs across the state. Ford was appointed to the advisory board by the vice president, dean and director of the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Meet Scott Dvorak: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Scott Dvorak: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

May 21, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Scott Dvorak of Dvorak Farms in Perry, Oklahoma, discusses how being a part of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee has influenced him to keep a business mind set. He also encourages anyone who is interested in developing a food and agricultural business venture to contact FAPC. Dvorak was appointed to the advisory board by the vice president, dean and director of the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Meet John Lopez: Past Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Commitee

Meet John Lopez: Past Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Commitee

May 14, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, John Lopez of Lopez Foods in Oklahoma City discusses how the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center helps support businesses to be successful and how the center has evolved to being a leader in food safety. Lopez currently serves as the past chair for the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee and was appointed to the advisory board by the Oklahoma governor.

Meet Erica Hering: Secretary of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Erica Hering: Secretary of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

May 7, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Erica Hering of Ralph's Packing Co. in Perkins, Oklahoma, discusses the impact the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center has on the state of Oklahoma by assisting not only large food manufacturers but also smaller businesses like Ralph's Packing. Hering currently serves as the secretary for the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee and was appointed to the advisory board by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate.

Meet Tommy Kramer: Vice Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Tommy Kramer: Vice Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

April 30, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Tommy Kramer of Kramer Consulting Co. in Durant, Oklahoma, discusses partnering with the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center for economic development opportunities. Kramer currently serves as the vice chair for the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee and was appointed to the advisory board by the Oklahoma governor.

Meet Ed Clements: Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Ed Clements: Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

April 23, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Ed Clements, president of Clements Foods Co. in Oklahoma City, talks about being a part of a family-owned business that produces condiments and serving on the Industry Advisory Committee for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. Clements was appointed to the FAPC advisory board by the Oklahoma governor and is the current chair of the committee.

FAPC’s Industry Advisory Committee Helps Drive the Center

FAPC’s Industry Advisory Committee Helps Drive the Center

April 16, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, FAPC Director Roy Escoubas discusses the importance of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee, made up of food and agricultural industry leaders who are appointed by the highest positions of the Oklahoma state government. The committee offers counsel, makes decisions and takes leadership action to ensure FAPC makes sound short- and long-term plans to accomplish its mission and objectives.

All about Canning - Home vs. Commercial

All about Canning - Home vs. Commercial

February 28, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, host Darren Scott and William McGlynn, FAPC food scientist and horticultural products processing specialist, discuss all about canning, specifically what canning is, the different kinds of containers used for canning and the difference between home canning and commercial canning.

Developing Value-Added Products from Pecan Shells

Developing Value-Added Products from Pecan Shells

January 27, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Nurhan Dunford, FAPC oil/oilseed specialist, discusses her research of developing value-added products from pecan shells. In this study, 10 pecan varieties are being screened for their phenolic contents. Extracts obtained from the by-products and waste streams generated at a pecan shelling facility operating in Oklahoma are being tested for their antimicrobial, anticancer and antioxidant capacity.

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