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Growth Strategy Project

The Kansas Agricultural Growth Strategy project is a direct result of a 2015 Governor's Economic Council discussion focused on the development of a statewide strategic growth plan for agriculture. These documents have been compiled by the Growth Team in the Kansas Department of Agriculture as part of the Agricultural Growth Strategy project.

Throughout 2016, more than 300 meetings were held with agriculture industry leaders to discuss the opportunities in and the barriers to economic growth. In August 2016, the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth was held in Manhattan, Kansas, bringing together nearly 400 leaders from across industry sectors under one roof to talk about barriers, challenges, opportunities, growth goals and next steps.

All content within these documents are the compilation of feedback and direct input from agricultural stakeholders during the pre-meetings, Summit and subsequent meetings. They are not intended to represent the opinions and priorities of the executive branch.

FULL DOCUMENT: This comprehensive Growth Strategy Document provides background information for all agriculture industry sectors including desired outcomes for each sector.

The Outcomes Document summarizes the desired outcomes identified within 19 agriculture industry sectors.

OVERVIEW: Kansas Advantage; Challenge & Opportunities

SECTOR DOCUMENTS: These documents provide background information for 19 Kansas agriculture industry sectors. They identify sector challenges and opportunities describes desired industry outcomes by sector.

What's Next: During the 2017 Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth, leaders from 19 agricultural sectors reviewed the outcomes and identified specific action items to achieve those outcomes. Those action items are being compiled and shared with the participants, and will then be shared throughout the industry. At that time, they will be added to this website. 

The action plans for growth in the agricultural sectors will be dynamic documents that will be updated continuously and used to hold team members accountable when appropriate and to track industry activity when needed.

Save the Date: Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

THANK YOU! The assistance and support of more than 500 Kansas agriculture leaders in providing input and feedback is especially appreciated. If they had not been willing to answer a call from “government” and participate in the development of this collaborative document, the direction this document provides and the partnerships to get it done would not exist.