KDA creates easy-to-follow guidelines for farmers, ranchers

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to providing support and assistance to Kansas farms, ranches and agribusinesses through the implementation of 12 new business licensing guides and updates made to existing guides.

As KDA works to encourage ranches and other agriculture businesses to expand in or relocate to Kansas, the KDA Agriculture Advocacy, Marketing and Outreach team identified understanding the application and regulatory processes for establishing a new business can be overwhelming. Business licensing guides were developed to assist business developers build and operate successful businesses.

"KDA is devoted to being a partner to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses," said Acting Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey. "We understand the process of beginning a business in Kansas can be difficult to navigate. We hope these licensing guides will provide clarity to the regulatory environment of doing business in Kansas."

The 12 previous guides released last year have been updated, and new specific business licensing guides developed cover: agritourism destinations; feed and pet food sales: fertilizer sales; blending and storage; food wholesale and distribution; greenhouses, nurseries and garden stores; home kitchens used for retail food salts; livestock markets and sales; lodging facilities; microbreweries: mobile-food units; pesticide applicators; sales and businesses; poultry farm; and tea sales and seed sales.

For more information, visit agriculture.ks.gov/licensingguide.