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, 2021 President
John West, 2021 Vice President
Aaron Lange, Secretary
Tyler Rider, Treasurer
Chris Lobmeyer, 2021 Research Coordinator
Tony Watson, 2021 Workshop Coordinator
Ajay Sharda, K-State Advisor
Lucas Haag, K-State Advisor
Terry Griffin, K-State Advisor