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  • KDA Seeks Nominations for Kansas Ag Heroes

    Jul 29, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is excited to announce they are now accepting nominations for the first ever Kansas Agriculture Heroes Program.
  • Division of Conservation Director Candidates to Share Public Presentations

    Jul 28, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will hold interviews for the position of Executive Director of the Division of Conservation on August 6 and 7, and the selection process will include an opportunity for public participation. The public portion will consist of a presentation and questions, which will be available to watch live online.
  • KDA Asks Public to Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

    Jul 25, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been notified that several Kansas residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time. The packages were sent by mail; some have been labeled as jewelry and they may have Chinese writing on them. Unsolicited packages of seeds have been received by people in several other states across the United States over the last several days.
  • Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Commission Online Meeting August 4

    Jul 24, 2020
    The 56th annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Commission will be held using internet meeting services on Tuesday, August 4, at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in water-related activities within the Arkansas River Basin in Kansas and Oklahoma is encouraged to participate in the meeting.
  • Update on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreak in Kansas

    Jul 23, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has now identified positive cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in 20 counties in Kansas. KDA’s Division of Animal Health continues to respond to the outbreak that began in south central Kansas in mid-June and has now expanded its reach to the north and east. Nearly 90 premises have tested positive for VSV in Allen, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Lyon, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson counties. In addition, KDA is awaiting laboratory results from symptomatic animals in other counties as the outbreak continues to spread.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces Sheep and Goat Survey

    Jul 23, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking sheep and goat owners across Kansas to participate in a Sheep and Goat Survey to generate data and information regarding this segment of the Kansas specialty livestock industry.
  • Agriculture Education Students Awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificates

    Jul 16, 2020
    Thirty-four students from eight schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate. Of these, 32 were awarded the general certificate, nine were awarded the animal science certificate and one was awarded the plant systems certificate. High schools with students earning certificates include Andale, Buhler, Centre, Ellsworth, Holton, Marion, Prairie View, Republic County and Wellington.