• Kansas Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to endorse the Kansas Leopold Conservation Award to recognize conservation of natural resources, and the agency encourages Kansans to submit nominations for the award. Sand County Foundation, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas are accepting applications until May 29 for the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award honors Kansas farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.
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  • KDA to Host Egg Grading Workshops

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host three egg grading workshops in Kansas this June, to train the state’s poultry producers in egg grading and share other important poultry care information. Grading eggs provides additional market opportunities for poultry farmers. The workshops will take place in Hays, Lawrence and Wichita, but are available to all Kansas egg producers at no charge.
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  • May is Proclaimed Kansas Beef Month

    The month of May has been declared Kansas Beef Month, according to a proclamation signed by Governor Sam Brownback. Kansas is home to some of the highest quality cattle in the United States, and the state’s ranches and feedyards play a key role in the state’s agricultural success.
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  • Organic Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Cost Share Program

    Kansas organic producers or farmers interested in receiving organic certification are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill and can assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.
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  • Kansas Delegation Travels to Thailand for Petfood Forum and Trade Show

    A delegation of Kansas pet food industry company representatives traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend Petfood Forum Asia and the VICTAM Asia trade show March 29–31, 2016. The delegation was able to assess current trends in the pet food market and establish business connections in Asia.
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Latest KDA News

  • Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet Via Conference Call February 17

    Feb 09, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, via conference call to conduct the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the advisory board.
  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Allen County

    Feb 08, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on February 18, 2016 in the assembly room at the Allen County Courthouse, 1 N Washington St., Iola, Kansas from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions.
  • Kansas Board of Vet Examiners to Meet February 2, 2016

    Feb 02, 2016
    The Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The meeting will be held in the basement reception area of The Senate Suites, 900 SW Tyler, Topeka, Kan. The meeting is open to the public.

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