The Great State: Kansas

Kansas is an important agriculture state with nearly 90% of the land used as agricultural production. Some of the products that come out of Kansas are sorghum grain, wheat, cattle, sunflowers, hay, corn, hogs and milk. Kansas has the largest population of prairie chicken in North America. In addition to being a great place for agriculture, Kansas is a great place for women. The first woman mayor in the United States was Susan Madora Salter in 1887.

Capital: Topeka

Population: 2,818,804

Founded: January 29, 1861 (Kansas was the 34th state)

State Bird: Meadowlark

State Tree: Cottonwood

State Flower: Sunflower

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Largest City: Wichita

Nickname: The Sunflower State


Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 65,500

Average Farm Size: 707 acres

Total Farmland: 46 million acres


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