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  • Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Noxious Weed Regulations

    Feb 09, 2021
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, by the Kansas Department of Agriculture to consider the adoption of proposed regulations related to noxious weed species in Kansas.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board Meeting February 10

    Feb 03, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will hold its regular quarterly board meeting via teleconference at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting February 1

    Jan 21, 2021
    The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. using a virtual attendance format. The agenda will include a discussion of long-term planning objectives as well as updates on funding and technical assistance opportunities.
  • KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

    Jan 19, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday, January 25, 2021. The free webinar series will cover a variety of food safety issues that are of interest to food business operators, managers and workers.
  • KDA Announces 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey

    Jan 12, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking respondent feedback for the 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey to collect information on native tallgrass pasture use and practices. The survey is administered through the K-State Land Use Survey Center and will be open through March 31, 2021.
  • Farmers’ Market, Direct-to-Consumer Virtual Workshops in February

    Jan 11, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will offer virtual workshops February 16–19, 2021, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers, and also for those wanting to sell food products directly to consumers.
  • Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available

    Jan 08, 2021
    Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The program allows for the licensing of producers to commercially grow or cultivate industrial hemp.
  • Kansas Management Plan for Emerald Ash Borer Will Change in 2021

    Jan 08, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program is changing its approach to stopping the spread of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB), following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.