• KDA Encourages Youth Participation in New KJLS LEAD Challenge

    For more than 80 years, the Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) has been recognized as one of the premier youth livestock shows in the region. Part of ensuring the tradition continues is the development of young leaders who are not only equipped with the knowledge necessary to raise and show livestock but who are also able to confidently and accurately educate others and advocate for the industry.
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  • Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 30

    Leaders from across the state will focus on the future of agriculture this month as the Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 2016 Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Tuesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Conference Center. Agriculture is the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor and plays a critical and strategic role in overall statewide economic growth.
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  • Governor Brownback Proclaims August as Farmers’ Market Month

    In recognition of the important role farmers’ markets play in Kansas communities, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Statewide Survey of Specialty Crops

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are seeking specialty crop producers to participate in the Statewide Survey of Specialty Crop Production. A specialty crop is defined by the USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and dried fruits, as well as horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.
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  • Kansas Companies Attend 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show

    From the Land of Kansas members exhibited at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City June 26-28, 2016. The show is America’s largest specialty food & beverage trade show, with over 47,000 industry professionals in attendance. The 2016 show was the largest ever, with more than 2,600 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and many other countries and regions. The Fancy Food Show is an opportunity for the individual companies to showcase their products and promote the state of Kansas at one of the specialty food industry’s premier events.
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Latest KDA News

  • Kansas Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees

    May 18, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to endorse the Kansas Leopold Conservation Award to recognize conservation of natural resources, and the agency encourages Kansans to submit nominations for the award. Sand County Foundation, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas are accepting applications until May 29 for the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award honors Kansas farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.
  • KDA Advises Wheat Growers to Monitor Fungicide Applications

    May 13, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide and Fertilizer program works to help the Kansas agricultural community to manage appropriate use of products which control pests or enhance plant growth. Kansas wheat growers rely upon fungicide with tebuconazole as the active ingredient in their efforts to resist head blight and various rust diseases. It is critical for growers to monitor the directed spray solution per acre requirement (4 oz. per 5 gal. of water per acre), as improper application can result in less head coverage than is necessary for effective disease control.
  • KDA to Host Egg Grading Workshops

    May 11, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host three egg grading workshops in Kansas this June, to train the state’s poultry producers in egg grading and share other important poultry care information. Grading eggs provides additional market opportunities for poultry farmers. The workshops will take place in Hays, Lawrence and Wichita, but are available to all Kansas egg producers at no charge.