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Contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture

Below is contact information for the department and its programs. Contact information for other government agencies, administrative organizations, councils and industry associations that relate to agriculture and rural topics can be found in the Agriculture and Rural Resources Directory

Manhattan Office
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
785-564-6700
785-564-6777 (fax)

Topeka Office
900 SW Jackson, Room 456
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-296-3556


Office of the Secretary
Mike Beam, Secretary
Kelsey Olson, Assistant Secretary
Heather Lansdowne, Communications Director, PIO (media inquiries)
Jason Walker, Public Relations Director
Peter Oppelt, Economist
Nathan Brown, Emergency Management Coordinator
Brittney Grother, Executive Assistant
Jennifer Brunkow, Building Manager

Legal Section
785-564-6715
785-564-6777 (fax)
Kenneth Titus, Chief Legal Counsel

Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach
Kerry Wefald, Marketing Director
Suzanne Ryan-Numrich, International Marketing Director 

Division of Animal Health 
                                        
785-564-6601                                                      
785-564-6778 (fax)                                               
Dr. Justin Smith, Animal Health Commissioner            

Fiscal Section
785-564-6700
785-564-6779 (fax)
Kellen Liebsch, Chief Fiscal Officer

Food Safety and Lodging
785-564-6767
785-564-6779 (fax)
Steve Moris, Program Manager

Agribusiness Services
785-564-6761
George Blush, Director 

Meat and Poultry Inspection

785-564-6776
785-564-6779 (fax)
Tony George, Program Manager

Accounts Receivable and Licensing
785-564-6700                                                                  
785-564-6779 (fax)

Human Resources
785-564-6711
785-564-6777 (fax)
Steve Stankiewicz, Director

Dairy and Feed Safety
785-564-6663
Jeff Jones, program manager
Dairy Inquiries: Lindsey McClintock 
785-256-5091
Feed Inquiries: Ken Bowers

Pesticide and Fertilizer
785-564-6688
785-564-6779 (fax)
Gary Meyer, program manager
Inquiries

Division of Conservation
785-564-6620
785-564-6778 (fax)

Division of Water Resources

785-564-6640
785-564-6778 (fax)
Chris Beightel, Acting Chief Engineer & Water Management Services Program Manager 
Terry Medley, Water Structures Program Manager
Lane Letourneau, Water Appropriations Program Manager

Information Resources and Technology
785-564-6740
Travis Rail, Chief Information Officer

Weights and Measures

785-564-6700
Doug Musick, Program Manager

Plant Protection and Weed Control
785-564-6700
Jeff Vogel, Program Manager

Grain Warehouse
785-564-6700
Jeff Vogel, Program Manager

Agriculture Laboratory
2004 Research Park Circle
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-564-7477
785-564-6777 (fax)
KDA.Metrology@ks.gov

Kansas Department of Agriculture Field Offices


Topeka Field Offices
1131 SW Winding Road, Suite 400
Topeka, Kansas 66615

Topeka Water Resources
(785) 296-5733
(785) 296-8298 (fax)
Katie Tietsort, Water Commissioner

Garden City Field Office
4532 W. Jones Ave., Suite B
Garden City, Kansas 67846

Garden City Water Resources
620-276-2901
620-276-9315
Mike Meyer, Water Commissioner

 Parsons/Topeka Field Office
300 N. 17th Street
Parsons, Kansas 67357

Parsons Water Resources
620-421-2697
620-421-2742 (fax)
Katie Tietsort, Water Commissioner

Stockton Field Office
820 S. Walnut Street
Stockton, Kansas 67669

Stockton Water Resources
785-425-6787
785-425-6842 (fax)
Kelly Stewart, Water Commissioner

Stafford Field Office
300 S. Main Street
Stafford, Kansas 67578

Stafford Water Resources
620-234-5311
620-234-6900 (fax)
Jeff Lanterman, Water Commissioner