Agriculture

Embracing our roots to advance our future

Born from methods of sickle and scythe, plow and mule to the new technologically advanced evolution of combines and semis using satellite technology, Kansas is a powerhouse of agriculture production and related industry products.

Whether it’s our commitment to crop research, ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply or remaining a top commodity producing state, Kansas’ commitment to agriculture continues to flourish.

Kansas feed and forage production is an important sector of the state’s agricultural economy. Kansas livestock producers are a major outlet for hay, silage and feed grains that are produced within the state’s borders. Our state ranks first in the nation in wheat and sorghum production1. And we are also a leader in the production of cattle, sunflowers, bison, hogs and soybeans.

Kansas is home to agricultural equipment manufacturing and sales companies in a broad range of sizes and specializations, which combined with a strong customer base and supportive state policies make Kansas a prime location for growth in the ag equipment manufacturing and sales sector.

Kansas farmers and ranchers take their job of feeding the world seriously through innovative and sustainable practices, and our business environment matches our work ethic. If you’re looking to expand or relocate your

ag-related business, look no further than Kansas. We didn’t just find our home on the range, we cultivated it into inspiring healthy, wholesome, abundant living in the middle.

45+ million

acres of farmland

$4.8 Billion

Annual Ag Exports for KS (USDA ERS Data 10/28/2019)

#1

producer of wheat and sorghum in the U.S. (NASS 2020 Rankings)

#3

in the U.S. in cattle production and beef processing (NASS 2020 Rankings)

Today, Kansas is a leader in wheat, grain sorghum and beef production. The dairy sector is rapidly expanding in Kansas, and other sectors of animal agriculture are growing as well. Farmers and ranchers across the state are responding to demand from consumers to raise healthy, wholesome food and are continuously striving to do better, raising more food using fewer resources.

Learn more about agriculture in Kansas by visiting the Kansas Department of Agriculture. 

Explore Kansas’ key industries and learn how you can be part of the next Kansas success story.

Advanced Manufacturing
Corporate & Professional Services
Logistics & Distribution
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Aerospace & Defense
Animal Health
Bioscience
Agriculture
Energy & Natural Resources