With a strong and growing coalition in Kansas, the USGLC works to educate and engage policymakers and community leaders on why investments in development and diplomacy help keep America safe and strengthen Kansas’s economy.

The USGLC’s Kansas Advisory Committee brings together more than 80 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Kansas. We’re also proud of Kansas’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.

  • "From my perspective from the tractor seat… foreign aid and what’s it worth, you can’t put a price on it."

    Kent Winter

    Kansas Grain Sorghum

  • Through the spread of citizen diplomacy, I am driven by the idea that EVERY person in the Heartland has both the right, and responsibility to serve as a representative of our communities and nation.

    Courtney Brooks, Kansas City, KS

    Global Ties KC

  • Our forward-facing farmers located in America's Heartland are inextricably linked to the communities around the globe who consume their quality farm products. For the rural economy here at home, our agricultural exports mean robust livelihoods for Kansans today; and, for developing and food insecure regions across the world, our agricultural aid means a brighter future tomorrow.

    Adam York

    Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association

Top Facts

In 2021, Kansas exported
$12.6 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Kansas,
364,600 jobs (18.70%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
2,855 students
in Kansas studied abroad.

Download Kansas Fact Sheet

Advisory Committee

Dan Glickman
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1995 – 2001); U.S. Representative (1977 – 1995)
Lynn Jenkins
U.S. Representative (2009 – 2019)

Stories from Kansas

News & Press Related to Kansas

Past Events

Get in touch with us!

Zane Francescato

Director, Central Outreach