Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Identification Session

    Jan 13, 2017
    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.
  • 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.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Agricultural Trade Mission to Mexico

    Jan 09, 2017
    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.
  • Regional Farmers’ Market Workshops Planned

    Jan 05, 2017
    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.
  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Russell

    Jan 04, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on Jan. 19, 2017, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Russell City Council Chambers, 133 W. 8th St., Russell. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development and organizational contacts to assist with start-ups or expansions.
  • Kansas Students Participate in Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
  • 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.