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The From the Land of Kansas program is proud to sponsor another year of Ag Minute segments. These segments will air on K-State Sports Radio broadcasts of the 2015 K-State football games. Tune in to listen to our features on various From the Land of Kansas member companies and supporters from across the state in many different industries. This program provides the opportunity to bring awareness to agriculture across the state to a wide consumer audience. Focus: Exploring agritourism: KC...
From the Land of Kansas, the state’s agricultural trademark program, brought thousands of Wildcat fans up close and personal with Kansas agriculture as the title sponsor of the 2015 Celebrate Agriculture game day for the Kansas State University (K-State) football season opener. “Our goal for the game was to bring awareness to how agriculture is part of every fan’s game day,” says Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas director. “We used the game as a platform to promote the Kansas farmers,...
Kansas State Fair visitors can expect to try new recipes, discover From the Land of Kansas members goods and learn more about local, Kansas products at the From the Land of Kansas booth at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson Sept. 11-20. The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s trademark program will feature numerous Kansas products and ingredients for fair goers to sample and shop from at the booth. Kansans visiting the From the Land of Kansas booth will be able to learn how to cook using...
Do you pride yourself with having the best tailgate food at the K-State games? Accept the challenge to test your favorite recipes featuring Kansas ingredients at the From the Land of Kansas Tailgate Contest. The second annual contest will be held September 5, 2015 for the Kansas State University vs. South Dakota football game. Winners will leave not only the champion, but also with some great From the Land of Kansas memorabilia and grill set.  Any tailgater...
In order to help expand opportunities for U.S. products in international markets, the Kansas Department of Agriculture regularly seeks out opportunities for buyers missions.  KDA is a member of Food Export Association of the Midwest; a non-profit organization composed of 22 Midwestern states that together leverage federal and state resources to provide services to facilitate trade between U.S. food suppliers and importers around the world.  These services include: export promotion,...
Seven From the Land of Kansas member companies were represented in Kansas Pavilion at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. The food show is one of the largest U.S. specialty food shows and includes more than 2,500 exhibitors and 25,000 buyers from across the country and the globe.  From the Land of Kansas is the state trademark program within the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas program director, coordinated the marketing effort. “...
For the second year, the From the Land of Kansas and Kansas Department of Agriculture, hosted a Kansas pavilion at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago. The NRA show is the go-to trade event for food service providers from large chain restaurants to independently-owned bakeries, school food-service professionals to hospitality students. Our objective for the show is to bring awareness to the great ingredient sources in Kansas. In the food service industry, restaurants...
More than 12,000 people attended the 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival in Wamego May 2-3, 2015. The purpose of the festival is to give attendees a sample of everything there is to see, do, buy, taste, hear and learn in Kansas. “The Kansas Sampler Festival provided our members a great forum to connect with Kansas consumers,” said Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas director. “The festival celebrates Kansas and attendees wanting to support Kansas businesses.” Twelve businesses...
By Stacy Mayo: In early January 2015, eight specialty food companies exhibited in the Kansas pavilion at Winter Fancy Food Show. The food show is hosted by the Specialty Food Association and is a hub for buyers from the gift shop, boutiques, grocery, online, mail order markets both domestically and internationally. Our goal for buyers: Buy Kansas products. The eight companies participating in the Kansas pavilion were Cashmere Popcorn, Topeka; CopperLeaf Gourmet, Lawrence; Fine Foods of...
By Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas Nearly 50 current and prospective vendors, extension professionals and industry professionals kicked off the five city tour in Hays at the Western Kansas Agricultural Research Center. The tour is focused on bringing information to farmers’ market vendors and stakeholders across the state. We, Kansas Department of Agriculture, partnered with K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Department of Health and Environment to create these workshops based...

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