• Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to Russia

    In February 2017, the Kansas Department of Agriculture sponsored seven Kansans in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia to expand market opportunities in productive animal husbandry. AgroFarm Russia is a leading exhibition for animal husbandry and animal breeding, and provided the group an opportunity to interact with breeders and genetics companies to promote the use of U.S. livestock genetics.
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  • Kansas Ag Month Kicks Off With Statewide Food Drive Campaign

    The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive kicked off Kansas Agriculture Month on March 2 in support of our neighbors in need and to reduce hunger in Kansas communities. Harvesters–The Community Food Bank in Topeka, Kansas, hosted state leaders, including Governor Sam Brownback, representatives of the food banks of Kansas, Dillons Food Stores employees and members of the Kansas agriculture community.
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  • Program Provides Funds for Agricultural Entrepreneurship

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to award funds to Kansas entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture industry. These funds are made available by the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur program.
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  • Kansas Agriculture Develops Collaborative Growth Strategy Project

    From workforce development to increased market access to research and development of new technologies and products, agriculture is primed for growth. Based on direct input and collaboration with hundreds of Kansas agricultural leaders, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has compiled and summarized industry feedback into desired growth outcomes for 19 specific sectors of the industry.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Costa Rica on April 23-27, 2017. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics, this program provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industry to continue developing relationships with livestock producers in Costa Rica. KDA strives to encourage and enhance economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy by exploring and expanding both domestic and international marketing opportunities.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Emporia

    Jan 12, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on Feb. 2, 2017, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Valu Net Fiber Smart room of the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial Street in Emporia. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development and organizational contacts to assist with start-ups or expansions.
  • Wichita to Host Regional Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop

    Jan 11, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Wichita on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in conjunction with the Central Kansas Market Grower Vendor Workshop. This is the first of four regional workshops which are being hosted by KDA this year to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
  • Governor Proclaims January as From the Land of Kansas Month

    Jan 10, 2017
    In recognition of From the Land of Kansas, the agricultural trademark program which is a visible and important link between producers and consumers of Kansas agricultural products, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed January as From the Land of Kansas Month.