• KDA Encourages Youth Participation in New KJLS LEAD Challenge

    For more than 80 years, the Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) has been recognized as one of the premier youth livestock shows in the region. Part of ensuring the tradition continues is the development of young leaders who are not only equipped with the knowledge necessary to raise and show livestock but who are also able to confidently and accurately educate others and advocate for the industry.
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  • Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 30

    Leaders from across the state will focus on the future of agriculture this month as the Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 2016 Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Tuesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Conference Center. Agriculture is the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor and plays a critical and strategic role in overall statewide economic growth.
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  • Governor Brownback Proclaims August as Farmers’ Market Month

    In recognition of the important role farmers’ markets play in Kansas communities, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Statewide Survey of Specialty Crops

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are seeking specialty crop producers to participate in the Statewide Survey of Specialty Crop Production. A specialty crop is defined by the USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and dried fruits, as well as horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.
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  • Kansas Companies Attend 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show

    From the Land of Kansas members exhibited at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City June 26-28, 2016. The show is America’s largest specialty food & beverage trade show, with over 47,000 industry professionals in attendance. The 2016 show was the largest ever, with more than 2,600 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and many other countries and regions. The Fancy Food Show is an opportunity for the individual companies to showcase their products and promote the state of Kansas at one of the specialty food industry’s premier events.
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Latest KDA News

  • Kansas Sorghum Producer Delegation Travels to China

    Mar 24, 2016
    A delegation of Kansas sorghum producers, led by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), traveled to China March 12-19, 2016, to promote coarse grains, assess current trends in the market and assist with rolling out the 2015/16 corn and sorghum harvest quality reports.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 23, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat — in districts Seven, Eight and Nine in the eastern region of the state.
  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Mar 22, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.