Kansas has eleven major land regions: Arkansas River Lowlands, Chautauqua Hills, Cherokee Lowlands, Flint Hills, Glaciated Region, High Plains, Osage Cuestas, Ozark Plateau, Red Hills, Smoky Hills, and Wellington-McPherson Lowlands.
Agriculture in Kansas
Agriculture continues to be one of Kansas’ top industries, generating $17.4 billion in revenue for the Sunflower State. There are approximately 58,569 farms, covering 45.7 million acres of Kansas. The average size farm comprises 781 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 105 counties.
While cattle is Kansas’ top commodity, its most valuable crops are wheat and corn. The state also grows substantial quantities of soybeans, grain sorghum, and hay. Most of the cropland is found in the Smoky Hills area of the state.
Kansas wildlife is abundant on both land and water. Popular wildlife includes deer, elk, antelope, beavers, coyotes, bobcats, and foxes. Bison, once extinct in Kansas, have been recently introduced.
Freshwater fish species found in Kansas include black crappie, bluegill, gar, channel catfish, drum, yellow fish, carp, and largemouth bass.
Kansas’ conservation programs are committed to managing, protecting, and enhancing its natural resources. Croplands have even been converted into native grasslands to protect endangered wildlife like the prairie chicken.
Main Rivers and Lakes
Kansas’ four longest rivers are the Missouri River, Arkansas River, Smoky Hill River, and Republican River. Their main tributaries include the Arikaree River, Salt Fork River, Cimarron River, Wakarusa River, and Saline River.
Milford Lake, the largest lake in Kansas, is fed by the Republican River. The surface area of this lake is approximately 15,808 acres (24.71 square miles). Other significant lakes include Harlan County Lake, Waconda Lake, and Tuttle Creek Lake.
Kansas has 28 state parks and 5 national parks.
- Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site
- Fort Larned National Historic Site
- Everglades National Park
- Fort Scott National Historic Site
- Nicodemus National Historic Site
- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
|Neighboring States||Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado|
|Regions||Arkansas River Lowlands, Chautauqua Hills, Cherokee Lowlands, Flint Hills, Glaciated Region, High Plains, Osage Cuestas, Ozark Plateau, Red Hills, Smoky Hills, and Wellington-McPherson Lowlands|
|State Flower||Wild Sunflower|
|State Bird||Western Meadowlark|
|Big Game||White-tailed Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, and Pronghorn Antelope|
|Small Game||Turkey, Waterfowl, and Rabbit|
|Freshwater Fish||Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Drum, Yellow Fish, Carp, and Largemouth Bass|
|Total Acreage||52.6 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||300,000 acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||33 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||45.7 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||5.2 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Wheat and corn|
|Main Rivers||Missouri River, Arkansas River, Smoky Hill River, and Republican River|
|Largest Lake||Milford Lake|
|Other Lakes||Harlan County Lake, Waconda Lake, and Tuttle Creek Lake|
|Other Tributaries||Arikaree River, Salt Fork River, Cimarron River, Wakarusa River, and Saline River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
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