We are approaching that time of the year when we long for warmer weather but prepare for Kansas's second winter. We know the busy days on the farm are gearing up but before we are in full swing, this month's newsletter is all about looking ahead at travel trends for the upcoming travel season, as well as possible grant funding and marketing opportunities to help make it all happen! 

- Kelsey Wendling, Agritourism Manager 


Chances are you have heard of a vacation and even a staycation, but have you heard about the newest trend in travel, a cowboy-cation?! You read that right, cowboy-cations are on the rise! Popular TV shows, such as Yellowstone, have created a curiosity in travelers with hopes to experience the vast west and experience the life of a Cowboy on the western front. Read all about it in our newest blog and take advantage of this growing trend! 

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Help Us Celebrate! 

From the Land of Kansas has been celebrating and promoting products grown, raised or produced in Kansas since 1978! The state’s agricultural trademark program is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2023. The program will kick off its celebration at the Kansas State Capitol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 6. Members of the “From the Land of Kansas” program will be offering samples of their products and showcasing their businesses! Be sure to stop by, enjoy a treat and learn more about the program! 

Current Grant Opportunities

Attraction Development Grant (ADGP) - Applications for the Kansas Tourism Attraction Development Grant are now open and are due Friday, March 31st. You can view the guidelines and information here.

State Park Revitalization and Investment in Notable Tourism (SPRINT) - This program will distribute $30 million for investments in Kansas regional tourism assets and state parks. View the recorded the webinar from yesterday and guidelines for the grant application here


2024 Official Kansas Travel Guide

It's that time again! Would you like the ability to reach thousands of people about your destination or business for a mere $80? Be sure to purchase a listing in the 2024 Kansas Travel Guide. You can find details about how to purchase your listing here for the 2024 guides or contact Andrea Etzel about ordering 2023 guides for your business. 


  • EARLY BIRD – January – February 28
  • GENERAL – March 1 – March 31
  • INVOICES SENT – After April 1


  • EARLY BIRD - $80, Standard & $120, Highlighted
  • GENERAL - $100, Standard & $140, Highlighted

New Registered Members!

 For questions and inquiries about the Kansas Registered Agritourism Program contact: