Agency Information

Kansas Department of Agriculture

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is the nation's first state department of agriculture. The agency is devoted to the total support of agriculture in Kansas. The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture business to expand in or relocate to Kansas.

Within this role, the KDA also fulfills its statutory responsibility of regulating business functions in accordance with state law. The department works to ensure businesses know what laws affect them and how they can ensure they are in compliance with those laws. In this process, the department aims to minimize excessive rules and regulation.

View KDA's Purpose, Vision, Mission, Agency Goals and Priority Objectives here.

View KDA's 2016 Annual Report here.

View KDA's Divisions and Programs here.

Find out about the 2016 Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth here. 

Kansas Department of Agriculture Divisions and Programs

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is the state agency devoted to the total support of agriculture in Kansas. The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture business to expand in or relocate to Kansas.

KDA is organized in a variety of divisions and programs that perform different administrative, marketing, regulatory and other services. Read more about KDA divisions and programs in the 2015 Annual Report or from the list below.
  • Agricultural Laboratory

  • Agricultural Advocacy, Outreach and Marketing Team

  • Dairy and Feed Safety Program

  • Division of Animal Health

  • Division of Conservation

  • Food Safety and Lodging Program

  • Grain Warehouse Inspection Program

  • Meat and Poultry Inspection Program

  • Pesticide and Fertilizer Program

  • Plant Protection and Weed Control Program

  • Division of Water Resources

  • Weights and Measures Program

Kansas Department of Agriculture Boards

The Kansas Department of Agriculture works to elevate the awareness of Kansas agriculture, improve responsiveness of the regulatory programs by supporting our customers to stay in and/or grow their businesses while upholding the statutes of the state of Kansas and support and encourage growth in the agriculture industry.

Learn more about the boards that serve to advise our teams as we work to serve and support the Kansas agriculture and agribusiness community following the links below.

Kansas Board of Agriculture

Kansas Marketing Advisory Board

Kansas Grape and Wine Industry Advisory Council

Kansas Animal Health Board 

Pet Animal Health Advisory Board