Kansas Ag Growth Summit Archives

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has hosted the Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth every year in Manhattan, Kansas. The Summit involves Kansas farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses working together in a collaborative setting to discuss growing the agriculture industry in Kansas.

Content from each of the Ag Growth Summits can be found below. 

2022 Ag Summit

Sector SummaryThis brief summary of the challenges, opportunities, and/or priorities discussed during the 2022 sector breakout sessions was shared at the end of the Summit event.

Recordings from all of the 2022 Ag Growth sessions can be found here: 2022 Ag Growth Summit Playlist

2021 Ag Summit

The 2021 Ag Growth Summit was held online, and featured presentations from Governor Laura Kelly and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The main session included discussions about carbon sequestration, mental health in agriculture, and the recent Securing Local Food Systems grant program. View a recording of the full Summit program here: 2021 Kansas Ag Growth Summit

Summit slide deck (includes Ag Heroes and sector highlights)
Ag Stress speaker slide deck 

Recordings from all of the 2021 Ag Growth sessions can be found here: 2021 Ag Growth Summit Playlist

2020 Ag Summit

The 2020 Ag Growth Summit was held online, and featured presentations from Governor Laura Kelly and Ken Isley, administrator of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

View a full recording of the Summit here: 2020 Ag Growth Summit Keynote
Sector Highlights slide show
Kansas Ag Heroes slide show

Three sessions were held to discuss topics that cross over all sectors of Kansas agriculture. Watch recordings of those sessions here:
Agriculture's Voice in Statewide Initiatives: View Webinar
Protecting Our Supply Chain During COVID-19: View Webinar
International Trade: View Webinar

Recordings from all of the 2020 Ag Growth sessions can be found here: 2022 Ag Growth Summit Playlist

2019 Ag Summit

The 2019 Ag Growth Summit was attended by 450+ Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. The following document shares key highlights from the sector sessions that day.

Critical Points and Takeaways shared during the Closing Session

2018 Ag Summit

The 2018 Ag Growth Summit began with an Eggs and Issues breakfast with statewide elected officials, and attendees heard from State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Lieutenant Governor Tracey Mann and Congressman Roger Marshall.

Governor Jeff Colyer then addressed the full crowd as the Ag Growth Summit kicked off, and spoke of growth achievements that have been accomplished in Kansas agriculture. See highlights of those achievements here. 

The morning was spent in workshop sessions to identify significant actions that will be taken next to move forward on the outcomes that have been identified for growth in the 19 sectors of Kansas agriculture. Read more about those outcomes here.
Lunch featured comments from Ambassador Gregg Doud, the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Secretary Jackie McClaskey then shared major takeaways from each sector's morning discussion -- see that presentation here

2017 Ag Summit

The 2017 Ag Growth Summit was held on Thursday, August 24, 2017. 
Summit Agenda

2016 Ag Summit

The first Ag Growth Summit included a lunch panel, summarized here: Summary of Lunch Panel.

The end of the Summit culminated with a presentation of highlights from the working sessions throughout the day, which can be viewed here:
Slides from Closing Session