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  • Help Prevent Equine Disease This Summer

    Jun 02, 2021
    As summer approaches, the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health encourages horse owners to take proactive steps to prevent the transmission of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), an equine disease that is common in the summer months.
  • Rural Veterinary Workforce Development Taskforce Seeks Feedback

    May 18, 2021
    Amidst a growing concern for a lack of access to veterinary services in rural Kansas, a group of statewide organizations and higher education leadership have combined resources to form the Rural Veterinary Workforce Development (RVWD) Taskforce. The taskforce has developed an online survey where livestock producers are encouraged to provide feedback and give these issues a voice.
  • State Conservation Commission Work Session May 24

    May 17, 2021
    The State Conservation Commission will hold a work session on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kansas Department of Agriculture office in Manhattan. The work session will focus on Conservation District supervisor engagement only, and will not have an agenda like a full commission meeting.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board May 12

    May 11, 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, May 12, 2021.
  • KDA to Host Webinar Series for Small Animal Facilities

    May 06, 2021
    The Animal Facilities Inspection program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health will host a free informational webinar series focused on small animal facilities. The webinar series will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June.
  • Board of Animal Health to Hold Virtual Meeting May 6

    May 03, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Animal Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Apr 26, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • KDA Shares Virtual Open House of New Agricultural Laboratory

    Apr 23, 2021
    In 2020, the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural laboratory moved into a brand-new facility in Manhattan, next door to the KDA headquarters building. A virtual open house tour is now available to allow Kansans an inside look at this state-of-the-art facility.