The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations for the first ever Kansas Agriculture Heroes Program. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses have performed essential functions to keep food on the tables of people worldwide. KDA established this program as a way to recognize those in the agriculture industry who went above and beyond to serve others and better their community when it was needed most.
You are encouraged to nominate any individual, family, or business in Kansas agriculture you feel provided a notable contribution to the agriculture industry or their community as a whole this year. The nomination period is currently open and will close on August 10. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will review each nomination and will recognize a select number of agricultural heroes virtually during the Kansas Summit on Agricultural Growth webinar on August 20. The recognition ceremony will be recorded and posted online at a later date. 
To nominate a Kansas Ag Hero, please send an email to with the reason the individual, family, or business is deserving of this recognition, in 250 words or less, along with a photograph or business logo. Nominations will also be taken over the phone by calling 785-564-6797. 
Nominate someone for the Kansas Ag Heroes Program