• HAMM Companies wins 2019 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award

    HAMM Companies received the 2019 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award in January as part of the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Lenexa.
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  • KDA Participates in Reverse Trade Mission from Costa Rica

    In early December 2019, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and American International Charolais Association hosted a delegation of Costa Rican beef sector stakeholders.
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  • Kansas Chief Engineer to Retire in March 2020

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announces that Chief Engineer David Barfield will be retiring from his position at the Division of Water Resources effective March 6, 2020. Barfield has been with KDA–DWR for 35 years, and has served as chief engineer since June 2007 where he has led KDA–DWR in its efforts to serve water users in the state within the framework of Kansas law including administration of more than 30,000 active water rights, four interstate water compacts, and the state’s program regulating dams and other water structures.
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  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jackson County

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County, Kansas.
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  • New Website to Assist Kansans Coping with Ag-Related Stress

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with several Kansas ag partners, have unveiled a new website to provide resources and support to those dealing with ag-related stress. The website can be found at KansasAgStress.org.
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Latest KDA News

  • Olson Named Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

    Jul 02, 2019
    Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam announced this week that Kelsey Olson has been named Assistant Secretary of Agriculture at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Olson began serving in the new role on July 1.
  • Kansans Named to U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

    Jul 02, 2019
    Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam congratulated two Kansans recently appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). The ATACs offer technical advice and information about specific commodities and products.
  • KDA Seeks Marketing Advisory Board Members

    Jul 01, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural advocacy, marketing and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board.