Kansas Department of Agriculture site helps producers reach buyers

24 Mar 2021


The pandemic brought many surprises last year. Quite a few were unwanted, but some were pleasant.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture's From the Land of Kansas website saw an unprecedented increase in sales, with the money going to local producers.

More than 850 2020 holiday gift boxes were sent out. This was a 30% increase from November and December sales in 2019. Each box was chockful with Kansas-produced goods. The boxes were sent to more than 40 states, including both Hawaii and Alaska.

“This year, everyone was definitely in the gift-giving mood,” said Janelle Dobbins, the marketing manager of From the Land of Kansas.

The purpose of this KDA-run site is to promote and celebrate agricultural experiences and products grown, raised or produced in Kansas. The site ranges from cheese to soaps to jellies — all produced in Kansas.

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