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Southwest Kansas Dairy Tour highlights three dairies

Published on 01 April 2010

Kansas Tour 1

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance (wKREDA) hosted a day-long bus tour, designed to showcase Kansas as an ideal location for dairy farmers. About 25 dairy producers attended the tour and came from a variety of locations, including Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia and Saudi Arabia.



Participants visited Royal Farms Dairy and Plymell Dairy in Garden City and Forget-Me-Not Farms in Cimarron. All three operations are large-scale but have unique management models.

Throughout the day, producers learned about incentives, regulations, and labor, water and feed availability affecting Kansas' dairy industry. They also heard from a panel of southwest Kansas residents who provided information about education, health care and other topics relating to quality of Kansas life.

Kansas Tour 2

The tour was part of the Kansas Dairy Initative, which was created to promote Kansas as an ideal location for dairy farming. For more information about the initiative, visit .


RIGHT: Producers discuss the benefits of dairying in Kansas during the Southwest Kansas Dairy Tour.
LEFT: Participants were able to visit Forget-Me-Not Farms in Cimarron, Kansas.
Photos provided by High Plains Journal .


Information about the tour provided by Joe Monaco and J.J. Jones of the Kansas Department of Commerce