• 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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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Extends Deadline for Agriculture Workforce Needs Assessment Survey

    Jan 11, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has extended the deadline for Kansas agribusinesses, manufacturers and producers of agricultural products to complete the Kansas Agriculture Workforce Needs Assessment Survey through January 31, 2016. The survey will help KDA identify the number and types of jobs, and specific skills required for those jobs, in agriculture, in an effort to help support growth in agriculture.
  • Regional Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshops Planned

    Jan 11, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host four regional workshops in 2016 to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
  • KDA to Host Six Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops

    Jan 05, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host six Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops in 2016. The workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions.

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