The Kansas Department of Agriculture is looking forward to hosting the fourth annual Kansas Agricultural Growth Summit on August 29, 2019. The Summit hosts Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses and invites them to work together in a collaborative setting to discuss growing agriculture in Kansas. Please join with agriculture leaders from across the state as ideas are shared about how we all can work together to expand opportunities for Kansas agriculture.
There is no cost to attend the event, but please register for an accurate meal count and to provide adequate materials for all attendees.
For more information and registration, see www.agriculture.ks.gov/AgGrowthStrategy/ag-summit-2019.
The results of the USDA 2017 Census of Agriculture are now available. The data is available on national, state and county levels. Some key points nationally are:
- Average farm income is $43,053.
- Family owned farms and ranches make up 96% of all farms and ranches.
- There are 2.04 million farms and ranches with an average size of 441 acres.
Kansas data can be found at https://bit.ly/2U7Rijf.
In the 2017 census, female producers increased nearly 27% from 2012. The average age of all producers is 57.5 years.
Speaking with one voice is the mission of EatWheat.org to speak for agriculture and farm production practices.
This campaign is driven by Kansas wheat farmers to help consumers learn where their food comes from and how it is grown by caring farmers. After one year of operation, EatWheat.org has reached millions of people. Read farmer stories; learn about wheat and the foods made with wheat; get inspired with wheat décor; and enjoy tasty recipes for any occasion. Follow them on a variety of social media platforms.
EatWheat.org is sponsored by Kansas Wheat and the Wheat Foods Council
As school winds down, it’s time to plan activities for kids. So help them learn about agriculture through the Kansas State Fair Summer Ag Adventure Challenge!
There are 12 agriculture adventure stops listed on the Ag Adventure sheet. You choose 6 of these stops to visit between May 1 and August 15, 2018. You can mail, email or bring your completed adventure sheet to the Kansas State Fair. All adventure sheets turned in by August 15 will receive a KSF Agriculture Fun Pack. Your name will also be put into a drawing for a free Kids Club ticket package to attend the 2018 Kansas State Fair.
Download the instructions and activity sheet to participate.