• 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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  • KDA Participates in USDA Agriculture Trade Mission to Japan

    In June, two representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture traveled to Japan on an agribusiness trade mission led by the USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney. The trade mission, which was the largest ever USDA-led trade mission, included representatives from state departments of agriculture as well as private agribusinesses.
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  • “The Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in WaKeeney

    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its first-ever agriculture experience dinner: “The Taste of Kansas.” The dinner will allow guests to experience the diverse tastes of food grown, raised, or produced in Kansas; meet Kansas agriculture producers and business owners; and enjoy a relaxing evening as they celebrate and appreciate Kansas.
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Latest KDA News

  • Water Use Reports Due March 1

    Feb 20, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources reminds water right owners throughout the state that the deadline for filing water use reports is March 1. To aid in the reporting process, reports can now be filed online. K.S.A. 82a-732 requires the owner of a water right or permit to file a complete and accurate water use report.
  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Cow Creek Watershed

    Feb 19, 2018
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for the Cow Creek watershed was released for public review in late 2016. Before the new map is finalized, property owners and lessees will have one more opportunity to provide engineering data through their community during the official 90-day appeal process.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Permanent Quarantine

    Feb 19, 2018
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to consider the issuance of a permanent quarantine regarding Emerald Ash Borer to include Shawnee County. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.

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