STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Due to the state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the staff at the Kansas Department of Agriculture has been asked to work remotely beginning April 6. During this time, our headquarters and field offices will remain closed to the public. Please keep in mind that while we work from our homes, our response times may be a bit slower. We ask for your patience as we work through these changing times.

The KDA emergency management team is working in the State Emergency Operations Center during the coronavirus event. If you need assistance during this interim period, please direct your questions to the main KDA headquarters office at 785-564-6700. We will respond as soon as possible.

The KDA coronavirus page has guidance documents and ag-related industry links. For more information about the State of Kansas response to COVID-19, please consult the KDHE Resource Center.

Emergency Management

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Management Program focuses on preparing the Department and our stakeholders for disasters and emergencies that may affect Kansas.  The Emergency Management Coordinator works with all programs and divisions and a variety of stakeholder organizations to ensure that our employees, supporting organizations and community members have plans in place to respond to and recover from disasters that impact the food and agriculture sector.  Priorities of the Emergency Management Program include: Food and Agriculture Security, Emergency Planning, Training and Exercise activities, Continuity of Operations Planning and protection of Kansas Food and Agriculture Critical Infrastructure.
If you are interested in hosting a training workshop or you are simply looking for more information, please contact Nathan Brown, emergency management coordinator, at Nathan.Brown@ks.gov or 785-564-7468.