KANSAS DAIRY COMMISSION

About

The Kansas Dairy Commission (KDC) is a statewide commodity checkoff program for Kansas dairy producers. There are three primary areas that these promotion dollars are used for: research, education and promotion. An insight into the activities we facilitate across the state can be found under "Programs and Activities" below.

KDC tries to maximize our resources by partnering with other groups and organizations on various programs and projects within the state. Many of these groups are listed as links. We encourage you to visit them. Midwest Dairy Association and Southwest Dairy Farmers are two larger dairy promotion organizations that we work with frequently on activities. You can visit their websites by clicking on the provided links.

Programs and Activities

Kansas State Fair

KDC is extremely active and involved at the State Fair, where there is the potential to reach over 300,000 people in a 10-day period. One of the most popular exhibits is Agriland. KDC partners with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and other commodity groups across the state to provide a fun and educational experience. Kids and adults have the opportunity to experience and learn about where their food comes from. "Blossom" is a life-sized model of a dairy cow and can be "hand milked." She is the center of attraction.

 

Midwest Dairy Association and Kansas Farm Bureau team with KDC at the Farm Bureau exhibit, where fair-goers visit various stations to learn about agriculture. Included is another cow that can be "hand milked," which is furnished by Midwest Dairy Association.

KDC tries to maximize our resources by partnering with other groups and organizations on various programs and projects within the state. Many of these groups are listed as links. We encourage you to visit them. Midwest Dairy Association and Southwest Dairy Farmers are two larger dairy promotion organizations that we work with frequently on activities. You can visit their websites by clicking on the provided links.

Scholarship

Kansas Dairy Commission Scholarship Application

The Kansas Dairy Commission offers two $1,000 scholarships in honor of Warren Winter.

Qualifications for applying are:

1) Applicant needs to be from a dairy farm in Kansas that participates in the KDC check-off program.

2) Applicant needs to be attending or planning to attend a post-secondary college or university.

Applications, letters of reference and supporting information need to be sent to the address below on or before March 1. This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Further questions can be directed to:

Stephanie Eckroat

Kansas Dairy Executive Diretor

P.O. Box 1530

Hays, KS 67601

785-623-9566

director.ksdairy@gmail.com

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