Value-Added Agriculture & Food Processing

Consistently ranking as the number one producer of wheat in the U.S., Kansas has long been known as the breadbasket of the country. Kansas ranks in the top 10 for producing grain sorghum beef, sunflowers, flour, hay, corn and soybeans. Over the past several years, the state has focused on increasing its dairy production and as a result has one of the fastest growing dairy industries in America. Farmers are supported by world-class agricultural research and programs at the state’s universities.

With the abundance of commodities and raw materials, the state has developed into a leader in the production of value-added agricultural goods and food ingredients. The state is home to a growing number of food producers that have found Kansas is the best place for food processing and production.