Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Hires Executive Director of Division of Conservation

    Sep 18, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the State Conservation Commission have hired Andrew Lyon to serve as the executive director for the agency’s Division of Conservation.
  • Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

    Sep 15, 2020
    Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers — should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2020, filing deadline.
  • Agriculture Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board to Hold Virtual Meeting on September 17

    Sep 15, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting that will be held via virtual meeting or by utilizing a call-in option.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting September 28

    Sep 10, 2020
    The State Conservation Commission will hold a meeting and conference call on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan. To meet social distancing requirements, the in-person meeting at KDA is limited to 15 individuals including the SCC commissioners, KDA executive staff and KDA Division of Conservation staff. A conference call option is open to the public and available for conservation partners.
  • State Board of Agriculture to Meet September 17

    Sep 10, 2020
    The Kansas State Board of Agriculture will meet for its regular board meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Kansas Department of Agriculture office at 1320 Research Park Drive in Manhattan.
  • KDA to Host Livestock Export Webinar

    Sep 08, 2020
    A global need for quality breeding stock and genetics is creating market opportunities for Kansas livestock producers. To meet the growing demand, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a virtual livestock export webinar featuring industry experts in exporting livestock and genetics.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board Virtual Meeting September 9

    Sep 03, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will hold its regular quarterly board meeting using internet meeting services at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9.
  • Purple Ribbon Marketplace Offers Virtual State Fair Opportunity

    Aug 28, 2020
    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.
  • Republican River Compact Administration to Meet Online August 21

    Aug 18, 2020
    The Republican River Compact Administration will hold its annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, as a virtual meeting via online meeting services. The RRCA meeting will focus on water-related issues and activities, including compact compliance, within the Republican River basin in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.
  • Governor Laura Kelly Announces Second Round of CARES Act Funding Applications

    Aug 18, 2020
    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.