The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is the nation's first state department of agriculture. The agency is devoted to the total support of agriculture in Kansas. The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments, and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas business successful and encouraging more farms, ranches, and other agriculture business to expan in or relocate to Kansas.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. They have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nationa's natural resournces through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) is equitbaly serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. They are a a customer-driven agency with a diverse and multi-talented work force, dedicated to achieving an ecnomically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.
All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation's more than 100 land-grant college and univiersities have a third critical mission - extension. Extension provides practical education you can trust - to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) has a focus in Kansas to solve grand challeneges in the state: global food systerms, water, health, revitalizing communities, and developing tomorrow's leaders.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service county educators and area, district and state specialists develop science-based educational programs to help Oklahomans solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Programs focus on: increasing opportunities for agricultural enterprises; natural resources and environmental management; food, nutrition, health and safety education; youth, family and community development.
With more than 80 years of experience serving producers, the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) maintains a long term commitment to Kansas agriculture. Twenty-five KFMA Economists, who are faculty members in the Department of Agricultural Economics, comprise the professional staff for the KFMA program. The Economists work cooperatively with farm families to provide members with production and financial management information for use in decision making.