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About the Kansas Ag Research & Technology Association (KARTA)

The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association is an organization of innovative people including farmers, researchers and industry persons who share a common desire to learn more about production agriculture. The group was organized in May 2000.


KARTA is the premier resource for providing information about agricultural technologies and on-farm research. Originally known as KARA (Kansas Ag Research Association), a new name and logo was adopted in 2012 to more closely reflect the focus on technology and to uniquely identify the organization in Kansas.


KARTA is a non-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors whose members represent the producers, Kansas State University and the agricultural industries in Kansas. The by-laws outline the structure of the organization.

Our Organization's Goals:

  • facilitate on-farm research by providing educational workshops to teach techniques and analysis methods

  • provide funding for on-farm research through research grants

  • sponsor the annual Precision Ag Conference

  • maintain a website to facilitate information sharing

  • adopt new information sharing tools

Meet Our Board of Directors

Darren Hofmann, 2022 President

John West, 2022 Vice President

Aaron Lange, Secretary
Tyler Rider, Treasurer 

Chris Lobmeyer, 2022 Research Coordinator

Tony Watson, 2022 Workshop Coordinator

Ajay Sharda, K-State Advisor

Lucas Haag, K-State Advisor

Terry Griffin, K-State Advisor


Read Board Member Biographies

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