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.

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Advisory Committee

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

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July 08, 2020

Rep. Ron Estes to Local Leaders: Common Sense Solutions Needed in U.S., Around the Globe to Fight Pandemic


July 07, 2020

One Kansas Democrat, One Republican: We Need to Come Together on COVID-19


September 04, 2018

Full Funding for International Affairs Budget Crucial to American Priorities


June 18, 2018

Joan Wagnon in Washington for Economic, Trade Summit


Past Events

Farmers For Prosperity Invite-Only Roundtable in Wichita

November 9, 2023 12:00 pm CT

Featured Speaker

Mike Beam

Featured Speaker

Honorable Dan Glickman

Exclusive Conversation with Tracey Mann

April 11, 2023 12:00 pm CT

Featured Speaker

Representative Tracey Mann

Featured Speaker

Vice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger

Featured Speaker

Hans Kabat

Cargill Protein North America

2021 USGLC Heartland Summit

September 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET

Virtual Heartland Summit

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

Featured Speaker

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Zane Francescato

Director, Central Outreach