The updated Kansas Noxious Weed Law became official in February 2019. The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is beginning the revisions of the associated regulations. A key part of developing the revisions is input from stakeholders and the general public.

The KDA invites you to a public meeting to discuss the new law, revisions to the regulations and to introduce the State Noxious Weeds Advisory Committee. This open discussion will be at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, on Thursday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until noon.

10:00 – 11:00 Update from the Kansas Department of Agriculture

Mike Beam, Secretary of Agriculture

Introduction

Jeff Vogel, Plant Protection and Weed Control, Program Manager

The New Noxious Weed Law

Scott Marsh, Plant Protection and Weed Control, State Weeds Specialist

Noxious Weeds Regulations

Information to include:

Kansas law changes and what they mean

Proposed regulation changes

How to move forward with changes to the noxious weed list, control methods and other topics

11:00 – noon Open Forum

George Blush, Facilitator, Agribusiness Services Division Director

Topics to include:

Current law

Proposed regulation changes

Current concerns/best approaches