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American Coalition for Ethanol
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is the grassroots voice of the U.S. ethanol industry, the nation's largest association dedicated to the production and use of ethanol. ACE is a non-profit, membership-based organization of more than 1,500 members nationwide, including: ethanol producers, farmers, investors, the agriculture community, industry suppliers, rural electric cooperatives, and others supportive of the increased production and use of ethanol across America

Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a new, proactive group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home.

KansasBio is a unified voice representing the biosciences in Kansas. Across the human, plant, animal and industrial biosciences, KansasBio is focused on enhancing the business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding.

Kansas Bioscience Authority
The Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) was created by the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004 with the sole purpose of advancing Kansas’ leadership in bioscience.

Renewable Fuels Association
As the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. RFA membership includes a broad cross-section of businesses, individuals and organizations dedicated to the expansion of the U.S. fuel ethanol industry.


Kansas Department of Agriculture
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is a regulatory agency that serves all Kansans. It is charged by law to ensure: a safe food supply; responsible and judicious use of pesticides and nutrients; the protection of Kansas' natural and cultivated plants; integrity of weighing and measuring devices in commerce; and, that the state's waters are put to beneficial use.

Kansas Department of Commerce Agriculture Marketing
As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. As one of the state's lead industries, agriculture keeps changing to suit customers' evolving needs. Because agriculture is at the heart of Kansas' economy, it is important to keep producers growing and prospering through entrepreneurial activity and innovation.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.

Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. FAS provide statistical information and reports on agriculture trade.


Kansas Beef Council
The Kansas Beef Council was first formed in 1973 by the Kansas Livestock Association for the purpose of beef promotion.The Kansas Beef Council works aggressively in the following areas to increase demand for beef and beef products:

  • Advertising
  • Retail
  • Foodservice
  • Research
  • Public Relations
  • Education
  • Food Safety
  • Producer Communications
  • Nutrition

Kansas Corn Growers Association
Corn is an important component of the Kansas agricultural economy. In eight of the last ten years, Kansas growers have produced more corn than any other grain. The Kansas Corn Growers Association represents Kansas corn producers in legislative and regulatory issues.

Midwest Dairy Association
Midwest Dairy Association™ (MDA) is a non-profit organization that is financed and directed by the dairy producers in nine states - Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and eastern Oklahoma. MDA Mission: Midwest Dairy Association™ implements programs that help increase sales and demand for dairy products and dairy ingredients and help improve the economic well-being of Midwest dairy producers.

Kansas Grain & Feed Association
The Kansas Grain and Feed Association is a voluntary association with membership encompassing the entire spectrum of the grain receiving, storage, processing and shipping industry in the state of Kansas. KGFA’s membership includes over 950 Kansas business locations and represents 99 percent of the commercially licensed grain storage in the state.

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission
The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission is committed to sorghum promotion, research, and information designed to strengthen, expand and develop new foreign and domestic markets for sorghum. The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission assists in the development of food and industrial markets, consumer education and promotion of grain sorghum to enhance producer profitability.

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association
The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association was organized in 1976 by Kansas farmers to provide legislative and regulatory issue representation as well as to serve as a promotion and communications tool for grain sorghum producers in Kansas. The nine member board represents the nine crop reporting districts of Kansas. The association gives growers a voice in legislative, regulatory and industry affairs through efforts funded through membership dues.

Kansas Livestock Association
In 1894, cattlemen in Kansas discovered there was safety - and power - in numbers, and the Kansas Livestock Association was born. Now, over a century later, Kansas beef and dairy producers still are banding together to protect their livelihood. The association continues to serve members by fulfilling its mission to advance members' common business interests and enhance their ability to meet consumer demand.

Kansas Pork Association
Pork producers across the state can join the Kansas Pork Association at any time during the year. Membership funds member organization's work in legislative and regulatory areas where mandatory check off funds cannot be utilized.

Kansas Soybean Association
The mission of the Kansas Soybean Association is to serve as the voice and advocate for soybean producer members. The goals of the Association are:

  • Maintain the Effectiveness and Integrity of the Commission and the Checkoff System
  • Serve the Needs of Producers to Enhance their Profitability and Success
  • Expand Public Awareness of the Soybean Markets
  • Be the Voice and Advocate of the Kansas Soybean Industry
  • Develop Soybean Agriculture Leaders
  • Expand Corporate Relations with Industry Partners
  • Increase Membership, Benefits and Services
  • Maintain an Organization Capable of Advancing the Vision, Mission and Goals

Kansas Wheat Commission
The Kansas Wheat Commission is a grower-funded, grower-governed wheat products advocacy organization working to secure the future of Kansas wheat in the global market through international trade research, export system studies and continually improved varieties of wheat. Its mission is to increase wheat producer productivity and profitability through research, education and domestic and international market development.


Kansas State University Food Safety & Security
K-State’s Food Safety and Security program pursues excellence in such interdisciplinary scholarship. By highlighting research from the fields of microbiology, sociology, economics, et cetera—indeed, the list does and should go on—universities can paint truer pictures of today’s food safety and food security problems and solutions.

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