KDA Update February 6, 2021

KDA Update February 6, 2021

In the spring of 2020, the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural laboratory was excited to move into a brand new facility in Manhattan next door to our main headquarters building. The building was designed specifically for the needs of the program so we can be more efficient in our day to day testing activities as we work to meet specific program needs, and provides room to grow for future agricultural testing needs. The KDA laboratory serves the rest of the agency and the citizens of Kansas. By providing accurate and timely test results for programs in our division of agribusiness services. We conduct tests regarding food and feed safety, serving our mission to protect human and animal health, as well as testing to verify label claims which helps to protect consumers from economic fraud. Soon our metrology lab will be able to provide a broad scope of mass and volume calibration services. The modern infrastructure of the new lab building supports the ongoing need to offer the latest technology and laboratory analytics, and a state of the art multipurpose room that broadens our ability to interact with our partners and stakeholders for training and virtual meetings. Our laboratory team has a broad range of analytical skills. We have chemists, microbiologists and metrologists. on staff, who work together to ensure that the quality of our test results continues to meet nationally and internationally recognized standards for traceability and legal defensibility. Kansans know that they can rely on our data to make important regulatory or business decisions. The KDA ag lab team successfully relocated during the covid 19 pandemic. relocation is a daunting task on its own without also having to manage an ongoing pandemic. We love having the lab just a few steps away from agency headquarters and K state because of the new opportunities for collaboration this location provides. We’re looking forward to hosting a grand opening soon

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