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Contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture

Below is contact information for the department and its programs. Contact information for other government agencies, administrative organizations, councils and industry associations that relate to agriculture and rural topics can be found in the Agriculture and Rural Resources Directory.

1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
(785) 564-6700
(785) 564-6777 (fax)

Office of the Secretary
Jackie McClaskey, Secretary
Chad Bontrager, Deputy Secretary
Jake Worcester, Assistant Secretary
Erik Wisner, Assistant Secretary
Beth Riffel, Communications Director
Sandy Johnson, Emergency Management Coordinator
Ginger Patterson, Executive Assistant

Legal Section
(785) 564-6715
(785) 564-6777 (fax)
Chief Counsel position open

Advocacy, Marketing and Outreach
Kerry Wefald, Marketing Director
J.J. Jones, International Marketing Director
Lynne Hinrichsen, Agribusiness Development Director
Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas Director
Megan Crudup, Public Relations Director

Division of Animal Health 
                                        
(785) 564-6601                                                        
(785) 564-6778 (fax)                                               
Dr. William Brown, Animal Health Commissioner            

Fiscal Section
(785) 564-6700
(785) 564-6779 (fax)
Chief Fiscal Officer position open

Food Safety and Lodging
785-564-6767
(785) 564-6779 (fax)
Steve Morris, Program Manager

Meat and Poultry Inspection
(785) 564-6776
(785) 564-6779 (fax)
Program Manager position open

Records Center
(785) 564-6700                                                                   
(785) 564-6779 (fax)                                                           
Chasity Rickel, Acting program manager 

Human Resources
(785) 564-6711
(785) 564-6777 (fax)
Steve Stankiewicz, Program Manager

Dairy Inspection
(785) 564-6700
George Blush, Program Manager

Pesticide and Fertilizer
(785) 564-6688
(785) 564-6779 (fax)
Dr. Gary Meyer, Program Manager

Division of Conservation
(785) 564-6620
(785) 564-6778 (fax)
Greg Foley, Executive Director

Division of Water Resources

(785) 564-6640
(785) 564-6778 (fax)
David Barfield, Chief Engineer
Chad Voigt, Water Structures Program Manager
Lane Letourneau, Water Appropriations Program Manager
Chris Beightel, Water Management Services Program Manager

Information Resources and Technology
(785) 564-6740
Chief Information Officer position open

Agriculture Commodities Assurance Program (ACAP)
(785) 564-6700
Tim Tyson, Program Manager

Weights and Measures
(785) 564-6700
Doug Musick, Program Manager

Plant Protection and Weed Control
(785) 564-6700
Jeff Vogel, Program Manager



Kansas Department of Agriculture Field Offices


Topeka Field Offices
​6531 SE Forbes Ave., Suite B
Topeka, Kansas 66619

Agriculture Laboratory
(785) 862-0108
(785) 862-0727 (fax)
Audra Gile, Program Manager

Topeka Water Resources
(785) 296-5733
(785) 862-2460 (fax)
Katie Tietsort, Water Commissioner

Garden City Field Office
2508 Johns Street
Garden City, Kansas 67846

Garden City Water Resources
(620) 276-2901
(620) 276-9315
Mike Meyer, Water Commissioner

 Parsons/Topeka Field Office
300 N. 17th Street
Parsons, Kansas 67357

Parsons Water Resources
(620) 421-2697
(620) 421-2742 (fax)
Katie Tietsort, Water Commissioner

Stockton Field Office
820 S. Walnut Street
Stockton, Kansas 67669

Stockton Water Resources
(785) 425-6787
(785) 425-6842 (fax)
Kelly Stewart, Water Commissioner

Stafford Field Office
300 S. Main Street
Stafford, Kansas 67578

Stafford Water Resources
(620) 234-5311
(620) 234-6900 (fax)
Jeff Lanterman, Water Commissioner

Kansas Agricultural Statistic Services
632 SW Van Buren, Room 200
PO Box 3534
Topeka, Kansas 66601

Agricultural Statistic Service
(785) 233-2230
(785) 233-2518 (fax)
Jason Lamprecht, Kansas State Statistician