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2016 Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth

More than 400 leaders from all corners of Kansas agriculture gathered at the Manhattan Conference Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, to take part in a series of interactive workshops identifying the challenges and opportunities within the Kansas agriculture industry and propose action items to be part of strategic plans for the various sectors of agriculture. 

The end of the Summit culminated with a presentation of highlights from the working sessions throughout the day, which can be viewed below.

All of the input shared by workshop participants has been compiled and can be viewed below. Strategic growth plans are being developed this fall based on this input which will guide the agriculture industry in Kansas over the next few years and beyond. 

Summary of Lunch Panel (added Oct. 5, 2016)

Slides from Closing Session

Kansas Agriculture Sector Workshops

  • Animal Health

  • Beef

  • Corn

  • Cotton

  • Dairy

  • Equipment and Technology

  • Feed and Forage

  • Food Processing

  • Pet Food

  • Pork

  • Poultry

  • Sorghum

  • Soybeans and Other Oilseeds

  • Specialty Crops

  • Specialty Livestock

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • Wheat

Crossover Topics in Kansas Agriculture

  • Barriers to Entry

  • Consumer Awareness and Community Acceptance

  • Global Opportunities

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Water and Natural Resources

  • Workforce