• 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

  • Kansas Lifts Ban on Poultry Exhibitions

    Dec 04, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced on Dec. 4, 2015, that it will be lifting the ban placed on poultry exhibitions and other events where birds are gathered or co-mingled.
  • Local Food and Farm Task Force to meet

    Dec 04, 2015
    The Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 for a work session. The meeting will be held at the Kansas State Capitol, Room 142 South, Topeka.
  • Arkansas River Compact Administration to Meet December 10

    Dec 03, 2015
    The Arkansas River Compact Administration annual meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, Kan. The tentative start time listed is 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. The meeting will be recessed for lunch and reconvened for the completion of business in the afternoon as necessary.

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