• From the Land of Kansas Annual Conference Registration Opens

    The From the Land of Kansas Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held Feb. 25-26, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. The conference includes the annual meeting for members, partners and farmers’ markets. It will feature general sessions, specialized workshops and a wholesale trade show for all attendees.
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  • Governor Highlights Support of Agriculture in Annual State of the State Address

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback expressed his support for agriculture on Tuesday in his State of the State address to the Kansas legislature. The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) works to encourage economic growth, and Governor Brownback recognized that growth in his comments.
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  • Buying Local Firewood Helps Prevent Spread of Tree Diseases

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) encourages Kansans who use firewood to heat their homes to consider using local firewood to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and pests.
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  • Sunflower Supreme Heifer Sale Results

    Kansas is a recognized global leader in the beef cattle sector – for the outstanding genetics and high-quality beef products. To help Kansas cattlemen leverage these strengths, the Sunflower Supreme Heifer program was created. Started in 2014, the Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer program is a joint effort between K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. In the program’s second annual bred heifer sale on Nov. 13, 2015, in Parsons, Kan., cattle marketed brought a premium price for producers enrolled in the program. The average of 246 females sold through the sale was $2,417.
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  • Kansas to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, Invisible Fire 2015, December 14-17, 2015, in Manhattan, Kan., to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease.
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Latest KDA News

  • Give the Gift of Kansas - Introducing new 2015 Kansas Gift Guide

    Nov 24, 2015
    There are many opportunities for you to incorporate Kansas into the holidays, from the gifts you give to the meals you prepare. The From the Land of Kansas program invites you to give the gift of Kansas this holiday season. A bottle of Kansas wine or a great Kansas-made soup mix will make great hostess gifts. Both of these items show a unique way to say “thank you” to a friend or family member for hosting, but also gives them something special, a gift of Kansas.
  • Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet Via Conference Call November 18

    Nov 12, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to conduct the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the advisory board.
  • KDA Receives Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant

    Nov 09, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant for the amount of $98,549. This award will help KDA increase consumer awareness about farmers’ markets in Kansas in an effort to boost the number of consumers who visit the markets.

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