• Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications

    The 2018 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program October 28 through November 4, 2018.
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  • Governor Colyer Proclaims August as Farmers’ Market Month

    In recognition of the important role farmers’ markets play in Kansas communities, Governor Jeff Colyer proclaimed August as Kansas Farmers’ Market Month.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Ukraine

    In June, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Ukraine, where the team attended the AGRO 2018 Expo. AGRO is the leading exhibition for agriculture, services and related topics in Ukraine.
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  • Governor Colyer Announces New Strategic Economic Development Initiative

    On Thursday, July 19, Governor Jeff Colyer announced the launch of a new economic development initiative aimed at attracting investment and promoting business expansion in Kansas. Colyer was joined by Interim Secretary of Commerce Bob North, Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, and other economic development professionals from across the state.
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  • Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 23 in Manhattan

    Join agriculture leaders from across the state at the third annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Summit is an interactive day filled with sessions designed to promote action and collaboration as the Kansas agriculture community works to create an environment that encourages growth throughout Kansas, in all areas of agriculture.
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Latest KDA News

  • Public Informational Meeting to Discuss Water Right Change Applications

    Jun 08, 2018
    A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21, to discuss the applications submitted by the cities of Hays and Russell to change the use made of water, points of diversions, and places of use for the R9 Ranch water rights.
  • KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

    Jun 07, 2018
    The KDA Photo Contest began accepting photos last week, and will continue accepting entries until the end of August. This year’s categories were selected to promote different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Agriculture in the Fields, Animals of Agriculture, Agriculture in Town, Water in Agriculture, and County Fair. In addition, there will be a separate Youth division, for young photographers age 19 and under. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each of the six categories.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Australia

    May 29, 2018
    In May 2018, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to Australia, where the team made strategic visits throughout the agriculture sector and exhibited at Australia’s national beef expo, Beef Australia, which is held every three years.

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