• KDA Seeks Participants for Agricultural Trade Mission to Russia

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia. AgroFarm is an international exhibition to be held Feb. 7–9, 2017, in Moscow, and will feature all major aspects of productive animal husbandry.
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  • Beef Cattle Institute Adds Resources for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

    With a Jan. 1, 2017, deadline looming, veterinarians and producers now have more resources available to help them comply with the Veterinary Feed Directive being issued by the Food and Drug Administration. In response to increasing demand, the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University developed additional free educational modules to complement its original set of modules released earlier this year. The new modules are pertinent to separate sectors of the beef industry.
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  • American Royal Association Announces Plans to Move to Kansas

    The American Royal Association announced Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas and Unified Government to relocate to Wyandotte County, Kansas.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Receives Specialty Crop Block Grant

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $283,597.28 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a program which serves to enhance opportunities for specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.” KDA has selected several recipients to further utilize the funds through specific projects.
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  • Celebrate Kansas FFA by Watching the 89th National FFA Convention

    More than 65,000 FFA members, alumni and guests are gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., for the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo, which runs through October 22. Kansas FFA members join their peers from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to live out the year’s motto “Transform Purpose to Action.” Kansans are encouraged to virtually join the opening convention session beginning Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CDT, www.ffa.org/convention.
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Latest KDA News

  • Joint Animal Health Boards to Meet Sept. 15

    Sep 07, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board and Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet jointly in Hutchinson during the Kansas State Fair. The meeting will be held on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. and will adjourn around 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the northeast meeting room on the second level of the Cottonwood Court building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
  • KDA to Host 11th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 07, 2016
    Take off your shoes and feel the grapes between your toes as you help celebrate the grape and wine industry in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 11th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. on the Lake Talbott Stage at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan.
  • Agriland at the Kansas State Fair: Promoting Kansas Agriculture

    Sep 07, 2016
    Ride in a virtual combine, sift grain between your fingers and milk Blossom, the mechanical dairy cow, in Agriland at the 2016 Kansas State Fair. Located in the Pride of Kansas building, the cooperative agriculture education exhibit provides an interactive experience for children to learn more about agriculture.