Kansas has a history deeply rooted in farming and ranching. That tradition lives strong today as agriculture remains our state’s largest economic driver. Farmers and ranchers in your communities go to work each day to grow the food, fiber and energy that sustains each of us. Agribusinesses that line your main streets deliver critical support to this important sector in Kansas. The Kansas agricultural community is leading the way in a dynamic, complex and growing agriculture industry.
In honor of Kansas' largest industry, agriculture, the month of March has been proclaimed Kansas Agriculture Month. In addition, Thursday, March 14, 2019 has been declared Kansas Agriculture Day.
We hope that you will join us in recognizing the hard-working men and women in agriculture and raise awareness that the crops and animals raised on farms in Kansas are feeding Kansas families and providing healthy, wholesome food to families around the world.
Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive
The Kansas ag community is celebrating Kansas Ag Month by helping neighbors in need through the Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive. The food drive is jointly hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dillons Food Stores, Harvesters–The Community Food Network, the Kansas Food Bank, the Second Harvest Community Food Bank and the Kansas agricultural community. Collected food items stay in the areas they are donated.
Host a Barrel
Organizations are invited to participate by being a drop-off point for the Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive. While collecting items for the food, your organization will have the opportunity to visit with people about Kansas agriculture and share your story.
How to Donate
Throughout the month of March, visit your local participating Dillons Food Store to make a donation to the Neighbor to Neighbor food drive. Dillons will match donations made at the register throughout the month, up to $20,000!