• KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a workshop to help people earn the necessary certification to sell wild morel mushrooms.
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  • 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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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Costa Rica on Feb. 22-26, 2016. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics, this provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industry to continue developing relationships with livestock producers in Costa Rica. KDA strives to encourage and enhance economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy by exploring and expanding both domestic and international marketing opportunities.
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Latest KDA News

  • 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.
  • KDA Receives Grant to Provide Egg Grading Workshops

    Nov 06, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is one of 15 recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal State Marketing Improvement Program Grant. The grant award totals nearly $25,000 and will be used to host egg grading workshops for Kansas poultry producers.
  • Local Food and Farm Task Force to meet

    Nov 04, 2015
    The Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 for a work session. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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