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."
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.
Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association
In 2021, Kansas exported
in goods to foreign markets.
364,600 jobs (18.70%)
are supported by trade.
in Kansas studied abroad.
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What’s It Worth? The Impact of Diplomacy and Development on Kansas: A Town Hall with Senator Jerry Moran
July 20, 2021 1:00 pm CT
Virtual Town Hall
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