• KDA Offers 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Israel

    In May, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Israel to attend three conferences and tour Israel’s agriculture and food-related sectors. Israel is among the leading countries in agricultural and ag-related technologies and is well known for water innovation.
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  • KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

    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.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Australia

    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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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to South Africa

    In April, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to South Africa to attend the Sorghum in the 21st Century Conference: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World. Sorghum is a key export crop for Kansas farmers, totaling $515 million over the last three years.
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Latest KDA News

  • Kansans Recognized for Conservation Efforts

    Dec 26, 2017
    The Division of Conservation in the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA-DOC) is pleased to recognize Lazy VJ Farms near Fredonia as the recipient of the 2017 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award® and Andrew Larson Jr. of Finney County as the recipient of the 2017 Don Rezac Memorial Award.
  • KDA Offers Reimbursement to Specialty Crop Growers

    Dec 22, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for reimbursement to Kansas specialty crop growers who attend the Great Plains Growers Conference held in St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 11-13, 2018.
  • KDA Plans International Trade Missions for 2018

    Dec 01, 2017
    Together, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce were awarded a $380,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant award for use in 2018. Since the grant’s inception in 2012, more than 50 Kansas small businesses have participated and achieved $17.2 million in actual export sales.