LATEST HAPPENINGS

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,...
The American Farm Bureau Federation announced applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The challenge, now in its second year, provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated in rural regions of the United States. It is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working...
Greetings from Manhattan, Kansas! I’m Suzanne Ryan, and I’m the new International Trade director at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. I grew up in Scott City, Kansas and am still involved in my family’s cow-calf operation there. I spent the last six years working in technical services and fresh pork business development for Smithfield-Farmland. Prior to Smithfield-Farmland, I was an intern at both the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in Beijing, China and U.S. Meat Export Federation in...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback proclaims January as From the Land of Kansas month. With that declaration, Kansas agriculture businesses and products will be celebrated and highlighted throughout the month. “We are excited for this opportunity to promote our members, partners and supporters,” said Stacy Mayo, From the Land of Kansas director. “Agriculture is our largest industry in Kansas. We have the opportunity to work   with some of the most productive farmers and...
Kansas agriculture companies are expanding their businesses into larger retail distribution channels. A key component of their expansion is the inclusion of GS1 barcodes on their products to allow for unique product codes in the distribution channel. The barcodes are able to be purchased at a reduced rate through the state agricultural trademark program, From the Land of Kansas barcode initative. By incorporating an official barcode on their product packaging, companies have the...
The opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the farmers producing the sorghum, that is then processed into high-quality flours and food products is a benefit to Nu Life Market. Their location in southwest Kansas helps them be that much closer to the farmers they work with. Hear more from Earl Roemer the company's CEO, about who they have found their niche in Scott City, Kansas. Nu Life Market products are already being shipped all over the country and the world, soon they will have a...
The Williams Farm Tour started in 2014 as a way for the Williams family to feed their family and the local community around Weir and Pittsburg. They have learned a lot from their first year on the farm and excited to continue to grow their business all while enriching the lives of their family. Listen to Aaron Williams talk about what they have learned about starting an agriculture business in Kansas. For more information on the Williams Farm Tour and their farmers' market, check out their...
As a new program in the state, many of you are interested in knowing more about the From the Land of Kansas program. Listen to a quick segment about the program from our director, Stacy Mayo on an Ag Minute segment.  For more information on becoming a member, check out our membership information. If you are looking to find a Kansas company providing a specific product or service, check out the Explore Kansas map. Farmers' market resources are also available on the site....
Melissa Hildebrand-Reed with Hildebrand Farms Dairy talks about the benefits of supporting Kansas agriculture businesses and how to buy Kansas products in this Ag Minute. Listen in. For more information on Hildebrand Farms Dairy and their products, visit their website, http://www.hildebrandfarmsdairy.com/.    

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