• American Royal Association Announces Plans to Move to Kansas

    The American Royal Association announced Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas and Unified Government to relocate to Wyandotte County, Kansas.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Receives Specialty Crop Block Grant

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $283,597.28 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a program which serves to enhance opportunities for specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.” KDA has selected several recipients to further utilize the funds through specific projects.
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  • Celebrate Kansas FFA by Watching the 89th National FFA Convention

    More than 65,000 FFA members, alumni and guests are gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., for the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo, which runs through October 22. Kansas FFA members join their peers from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to live out the year’s motto “Transform Purpose to Action.” Kansans are encouraged to virtually join the opening convention session beginning Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CDT, www.ffa.org/convention.
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  • KDA Welcomes American Royal BBQ to Kansas

    The American Royal Association’s World Series of Barbecue is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City, Mo., but in 2016 the event will take place in Kansas for the first time in its history. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is proud to welcome the annual barbeque competition to the state, and encourages Kansans to attend this unique event.
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  • Agriculture Workforce Survey Results Complete

    A lack of a skilled agricultural workforce is a top inhibitor of growth and expansion for many Kansas agriculture businesses. To help support growth in agriculture, the Kansas Department of Agriculture seeks to help the industry better understand the workforce needs among agricultural employers in the state. In an effort to link the supply of human capital to the needs of Kansas agribusiness enterprises, KDA conducted the first Kansas Agriculture Workforce Needs Assessment Survey in 2016, assisted by the Agricultural Land Use Survey Center at Kansas State University.
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Latest KDA News

  • Kansas Companies Attend 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show

    Jul 11, 2016
    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.
  • Chinese Sorghum Buyers Visit Kansas

    Jul 07, 2016
    A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of high-volume Chinese sorghum buyers was in Kansas this summer as part of a tour aimed at further developing and strengthening relationships between Chinese sorghum buyers and U.S. suppliers.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Provides Toolkit to Farmers’ Markets

    Jul 06, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant to create a Kansas Farmers’ Market Toolkit. The toolkit will provide promotional materials and resources to enhance existing farmers’ markets in Kansas and promote awareness to customers.