• 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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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Agricultural Trade Mission to Mexico

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to Mexico. This mission will send Kansans who have an interest in exporting corn, distillers grains and ethanol to Mexico in an effort to increase market opportunities for Kansas farmers and agribusinesses. Tentative travel dates are March 24-30, 2017.
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  • Regional Farmers’ Market Workshops Planned

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host four regional workshops in February 2017 to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
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  • Kansas Students Participate in Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program

    Three Kansas students traveled to Taiwan Dec. 4-10, 2016, to represent the state as part of a long-standing student exchange program to learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Kansas agriculture exports benefit both Kansas and Taiwan. The students were selected by the Kansas Department of Agriculture based on their exceptional leadership and communication skills, appreciation for international travel and passion for Kansas agriculture.
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  • Kansas to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    Dec 05, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, Afterburn, Dec. 19–22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan., to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease event. The four-day functional exercise, which will be based out of KDA headquarters in Manhattan, Kan., will enable KDA and its partners in other state agencies, federal and local government, industry, university and six other states to practice the state’s foreign animal disease response plan.
  • Local Food and Farm Task Force to Meet December 13

    Dec 02, 2016
    The Kansas Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. This is a regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Commercial Users Advised To Make Water Needs Known

    Nov 24, 2016
    The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is recommending feedlots, livestock owners and other large commercial water users in Labette, Montgomery and Wilson Counties advise their local emergency management office of their anticipated water needs during the current water shortage.

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