• 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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  • From the Land of Kansas and Farmers’ Market Event Registration Opens

    The From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers’ Market Conference will be held March 16-17, 2017, in Manhattan. 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. This year’s theme, “Focus on our Future,” embraces how members from the trademark program and farmers’ market groups can learn to make their companies and programs more successful.
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  • KDA Dairy Hauler Training Now Available Online

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s dairy inspection program now offers training for milk haulers and samplers in an online format. This new format will ensure that training for these key members of the milk supply chain is consistent statewide and convenient to access.
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  • KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Identification Session

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a session to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms. The session will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st Street N. in Wichita. The session will be held as one of the breakout sessions of the Central Kansas Market Grower & Vendor Workshop which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb 4.
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  • Governor Proclaims January as From the Land of Kansas Month

    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.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Will Host Six Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops

    Dec 19, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host six regional agribusiness development workshops in early 2017. Mark these dates on your calendar, as the workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development opportunities, and organizational contacts to assist with start-ups or expansions.
  • KDA Offers Reimbursement to Specialty Crop Growers

    Dec 15, 2016
    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. 12–14, 2017.
  • Meeting Planned for Water Users in Upper Republican River Basin

    Dec 14, 2016
    State and local water officials will host an informational meeting and discussion forum for water users and others interested in the water supply of the South Fork Republican River. The meeting will take place at 1:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the Cheyenne County 4-H building at the fairgrounds on N. College Street, St. Francis, Kansas.