Kansas is home to agricultural equipment manufacturing and sales companies in a broad range of sizes and specializations. Many of these companies have an international presence along with a strong presence across the U.S. Farming and ranching are a dominant segment of the state both economically and geographically, which creates an abundance of potential customers for agricultural equipment companies. The strong customer base, along with supportive state policies which encourage agricultural development, make Kansas a prime location for growth in the ag equipment manufacturing and sales sector.
There is great potential for growth within the agricultural equipment manufacturing and sales sector, but it will require input and discussion among key partners to develop a long-term growth strategy. Focused efforts to establish international relationships could open new markets. Existing state business resources could be directed specifically to agricultural business development. Enhanced educational and workforce development programs would expand the talent pool and support existing companies as well as attract new companies.
A strategic growth plan built from collaborative efforts from public and private stakeholders is critical to the future of this sector of the agriculture industry.