The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host four Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops in March 2020 to provide Kansas rural communities with resources and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with recruiting, retaining, and growing ag businesses in their communities.
Workshops will be held in the following locations:
  • Wednesday, March 4: Colby Community College Student Union, Colby
  • Wednesday, March 11: Municipal Building, Parsons
  • Wednesday, March 18: Stockgrowers State Bank, Ashland
  • Wednesday, March 25: Kansas Department of Agriculture building, Manhattan
“Economic development in Kansas is tied to agriculture, which makes up $47 billion of the state’s economy,” said Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam. “These workshops will help communities consider the unique needs associated with agricultural opportunities in Kansas which will create an environment that facilitates growth.” Beam added that expanding resources and education will make Kansas’ rural communities better prepared to serve as economic engines for rural Kansas.
Featured speakers at the events will represent the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas Department of Commerce, and local economic development organizations. The workshops will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will include a meal. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required to ensure sufficient food and materials. Find out more information and register at
KDA to Host Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops in March