Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 3-9 "National Farmers Market Week". Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
 
No-till on the Plains heads south Aug. 5-8 to see first-hand what no-till farmers are doing.
 
Webinar featuring Dr. Glynn Tonsor, livestock economist with Kansas State University. Aug. 5 at 1:30 pm (CST).
 
Subsurface Drip Irrigation Field Day
Wednesday, Aug. 6, Colby, KS.
 
A Winter Canola Risk Management School will be held Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center in Wichita.
 
Saturday, Aug. 9, Kansas City, MO.
 
"Busting Myths that Affect Your Bottom Line" Aug. 11-14 in six locations across the state. Join extension specialists and producers as they explore a range of impactful topics.
 
K-State hosts the 2014 Horticulture Field Day in Colby on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The Northwest Research-Extension Center will also celebrate its 100th anniversary. 
 
Jim Gerrish speaks on “Managing Forages and Winter Nutrition” on Aug. 13-14 in Topeka, KS. During Aug. 15-16, Gerrish will speak about, “Small Ruminant Grazing Management and Marketing", in Manhattan, KS.
 
Look for the KAMS booth at the 2014 Risk & Profit Conference, Aug. 21-22 in Manhattan, KS. This annual conference features presentations on farm management, technology, marketing, and policy issues in agriculture. 
 
2014 Sunflower Fair
KAMS will host a booth at the 2014 Sunflower Fair on Sept. 23, 2014 in Salina, KS. This premier event for seniors and caregivers will feature seminars, educational workshops and exhibitors.
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 – The White House Rural Council today announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation compliance with eligibility for premium support paid under the federal crop insurance program. Read more...
 
CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Approved for 44 Kansas Counties
Manhattan, Kan., July 17, 2014 – Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced today that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage has been approved for 44 counties in Kansas effective Wednesday, July 16. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that approximately $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share assistance, making certification more accessible than ever for small certified producers and handlers. Read more...