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.
- 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
KARTA members represent the whole of Kansas as depicted in this graphic.
Meetings and workshops are located in various regions throughout the state to increase access by all members.
Other communication is done electronically utilizing email, a ListServe and Discussion Board.