• 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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  • Sunflower Supreme Heifer Sale Results

    Kansas is a recognized global leader in the beef cattle sector – for the outstanding genetics and high-quality beef products. To help Kansas cattlemen leverage these strengths, the Sunflower Supreme Heifer program was created. Started in 2014, the Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer program is a joint effort between K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. In the program’s second annual bred heifer sale on Nov. 13, 2015, in Parsons, Kan., cattle marketed brought a premium price for producers enrolled in the program. The average of 246 females sold through the sale was $2,417.
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  • Kansas to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, Invisible Fire 2015, December 14-17, 2015, in Manhattan, Kan., to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease.
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  • From the Land of Kansas Annual Conference Registration Opens

    Jan 27, 2016
    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.
  • Wichita to Host Regional Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop

    Jan 25, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Wichita on Saturday, Feb. 6, in conjunction with the Central Kansas Market Grower Vendor Workshop. This is one of four regional workshops which are being hosted by the KDA this year to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
  • KDA Mails Commodity Commission Ballots to Producers

    Jan 19, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) today announced ballots to elect commissioners to the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat — have been mailed to registered voters in districts Seven, Eight and Nine in the eastern region of the state.

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