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2023 Kansas Ag Growth Summit

The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted the eighth annual Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at the Manhattan Conference Center.

View the slide deck from the Closing Session, including the summary of the Water & Workforce breakout discussion and the Ag Heroes: 2023 Summit Closing Session

If you attended the Ag Growth Summit, please share your feedback about the event here:

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The Summit involves Kansas farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses working together in a collaborative setting to discuss growing the agriculture industry in Kansas. We welcome producers, business owners, ag educators, community leaders, and representatives of ag organizations from across the state to join us to talk about how we can work together to expand opportunities for Kansas agriculture.

View the agenda for the event here: SUMMIT AGENDA

Sector Sessions

Individual meetings for the various agricultural sectors have been a part of the Ag Summit since its beginning, but this year the Summit focused on large issues that have an impact on the whole Kansas ag industry. There were not sector sessions at this year's Summit. 

However, a few of the sectors are still planning meetings to continue discussions on how they can collaborate to help promote growth within that sector. Information about the sector meetings is below. If your sector is NOT meeting and you would like to discuss growth within your sector, please contact the KDA Sector Lead for your sector, which you can find here: KDA AG GROWTH LEADERS

An online meeting to discuss key issues and next steps for growth in the Specialty Crops sector was held on Tuesday, August 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Specialty Crops Sector Session Recording
Specialty Crops Sector Session PowerPoint Slides

Hybrid meeting (both in-person and online options) to discuss key issues and next steps for growth in the Equine sector. Tuesday, August 29, 2:30 p.m.
Sector Session Recording

Event Sponsorships

The Kansas Department of Agriculture thanks all of our sponsors for helping make this event possible and for all you do to support and grow Kansas agriculture. Your partnership on the 2023 Kansas Summit on Agricultural Growth and other initiatives are greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for future events, please contact Auburn Wassberg at or 785-564-6799 with your commitment and any questions. Sponsorship levels include: Gold at $1,000 and above; Silver at $500-999; and Bronze at $100-499. All sponsors will receive recognition and are invited to attend the festivities.

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