Business Development

The business development team works to grow the Kansas agriculture industry and economy.  The team works with any farmer, rancher, or agribusiness that wants to expand in size or product offerings.  The team works to attract farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses to Kansas to conduct business; whether with a complete relocation or expansion of an additional location. The business development team connects people, works through regulatory requirements, navigates support and incentive options for interested parties, and creates business plans which promote and benefit Kansas agribusinesses.

Additionally, the team works to promote Kansas agricultural products around the world.  The team coordinates 10-to-15 international export trade missions with Kansas producers each year. The team also hosts numerous international delegations in Kansas in which visitors are introduced to Kansas agriculture and influenced to buy and invest in Kansas agriculture products.

The team brings a wide range of agricultural experience to the table that makes us well suited for working with private industry.  Experience includes: livestock production, processing, and meat marketing, grain production, storage, and processing, farmers’ market sales and promotion, banking, finance, and budgeting, along with work force preparation, management, and leadership.  The team looks forward to putting their skills to work for Kansas agriculture every day.

Webinar - Clearing the Confusion: Meat Marketing Consumer Basics on January 6, 2021

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Now, more than ever, consumers are looking to build relationships and buy their food direct from the source. The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) knows that agriculture keeps changing to suit customers’ evolving needs and is dedicated to supporting the growth through innovative programming and educational opportunities.

The webinar is designed for consumers that are interested in learning more about basic meat science, common meat processing questions, as well as recipes and resources for consumers wanting to utilize the cuts of meat they have purchased. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.

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VIDEO: Clearing the Confusion: Meat Marketing Consumer Basics

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Webinar - Kansas Meat Marketing Basics: Putting You a Cut Above Daily Webinar Series from January 4-8, 2021

Meat Marketing Basics
Now more than ever, consumers are looking to build relationships and buy their food direct from the source. The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is dedicated to providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy, including lending support to those that wish to market and sell their products off the farm. KDA is hosting five direct-to-consumer marketing webinars where participants should be expected to learn the basics of starting a farm to fork business, social media marketing and consumer shifts and insights, as well as regulatory considerations and advice from businesses that have been successful with the direct-to-consumer model.

This webinar series is designed for those wanting to learn more about the direct-to-consumer meat marketing business model and considerations as they start or build their meat marketing business. There is no cost to participate but registration is required.

The webinars will be held daily from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, January 4 through January 8, 2021. The sessions Monday through Thursday will not be recorded, so please plan to join us live all five days of this outreach event.

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VIDEO: Kansas Meat Marketing Basics: Putting You a Cut Above (Friday Session)

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