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  • Purple Ribbon Marketplace Offers Virtual State Fair Opportunity

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s state trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, and a variety of its member companies will be exhibiting in a virtual state fair-like experience, September 11-20, to showcase Kansas products.
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  • Governor Laura Kelly Announces Second Round of CARES Act Funding Applications

    Governor Laura Kelly has announced businesses will soon be able to apply for a total of more than $130 million in grants to serve those most affected by the pandemic and for companies that can expand broadband access in the state. Information on SPARK economic development and connectivity grant programs can now be found online at kansascommerce.gov/covidrelief. Grant applications will be accepted beginning at 12:00 p.m. Wed., Aug. 19, 2020.
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  • Kansas Ag Growth Summit Crossover Webinars and Keynote Session August 17-20

    The 2020 Virtual Ag Growth Summit began in mid-July with sector-specific webinars, and will conclude the week of August 17-20 with lunchtime webinars featuring panels discussing topics that impact the whole Kansas agriculture community. The final summit event will take place on August 20 and will feature Ken Isley from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. KDA invites farmers, ranchers, agribusiness owners, and other industry professionals to join these online conversations.
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  • KDA Releases Custom Rates Survey

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Kansas State University Land Use Survey Program has published the 2020 Custom Rates Survey, a summary of rates paid for custom work. The survey and report are released on a biennial basis.
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  • KDA Seeks Nominations for Kansas Ag Heroes

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is excited to announce they are now accepting nominations for the first ever Kansas Agriculture Heroes Program.
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Latest KDA News

  • 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.

Kansas Agriculture Events

Due to statewide guidance related to COVID-19, KDA has made changes to plans for scheduled events. Find a list of all cancelled and postponed events here:   KDA Schedule Changes
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