Business Development

The business development team works to grow the Kansas agriculture industry and economy.  The team works with any farmer, rancher, or agribusiness that wants to expand in size or product offerings.  The team works to attract farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses to Kansas to conduct business; whether with a complete relocation or expansion of an additional location. The business development team connects people, works through regulatory requirements, navigates support and incentive options for interested parties, and creates business plans which promote and benefit Kansas agribusinesses.

Additionally, the team works to promote Kansas agricultural products around the world.  The team coordinates 10-to-15 international export trade missions with Kansas producers each year. The team also hosts numerous international delegations in Kansas in which visitors are introduced to Kansas agriculture and influenced to buy and invest in Kansas agriculture products.

The team brings a wide range of agricultural experience to the table that makes us well suited for working with private industry.  Experience includes: livestock production, processing, and meat marketing, grain production, storage, and processing, farmers’ market sales and promotion, banking, finance, and budgeting, along with work force preparation, management, and leadership.  The team looks forward to putting their skills to work for Kansas agriculture every day.

Webinar Series - Livestock Marketing Like a Champion

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During October and November, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be offering a webinar series designed to provide more insight into marketing purebred livestock and genetics. The five-part webinar series will be held once a week on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CST. During the series, livestock marketing professionals will share best practices as well as tips and tricks to improve marketing plans.

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Marketing Like a Champion, 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Registration is required for this free event. Sessions will not be recorded, so be sure to save the dates and register now.

October 6: Stepping it up as a Seedstock Producer, Rachel Cutrer, Ranch House Designs, Inc., and B.R. Cutrer, Inc.

October 13: Growing International Markets and Hosting International Customers, Rachel Cutrer, Ranch House Designs, Inc., and B.R. Cutrer, Inc.

October 20: Content Calendar and Content Marketing, Crystal Blin, Hundred Acre Media.

October 27: Optimizing Your Marketing Strategy and How to Transition from Marketing to Sales, Abram Mertz, Livestock Direct.

November 3: Facebook Advertising and Growing Your Email List, Crystal Blin, Hundred Acre Media.

Kansas Ag Equipment Manufacturing & Sales Webinar Series

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Beginning October 27, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster, K-State Technology Development Institute, and Kansas Manufacturing Solutions will feature quarterly webinars focused on the Kansas agriculture equipment manufacturing and sales sector.

The first webinar in the series will be held Wednesday, October 27, at 3:00 p.m. and will focus on partnerships for shared success. This webinar will feature Kansas manufacturers SureFire Ag (Atwood), ShieldAg (Hutchinson), and Farmada (Assaria) as they share their story of collaboration in innovating and marketing the Farmada NH3 toolbar.

The webinar is free and open to anyone but will be geared toward supporting owners and operators of Kansas agricultural equipment manufacturing companies.

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October 27 Webinar: Focus on Collaboration and Innovation

Past Webinars - Meat Marketing Basics