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Agri-Business Council of Wichita

Located in the heartland of the United States, Kansas is historically known for its agricultural roots. The Agri-Business Council of Wichita is a place to discuss emerging issues and opportunities with fellow agricultural professionals and educate government leaders, media, community and youth groups on the importance of agriculture. Most importantly, it offers a venue to collaborate on common goals that will help define the future of agriculture in our region. Check out our Membership Page to join our popular agribusiness industry organization.

Kansas Global Trade Services recognizes the importance of the ongoing success and growth of this industry and is dedicated to providing specialized services in agri-business to help facilitate international trade in Kansas. We have partnered with the Agri-Business Council of Wichita in a mission to globally promote Kansas agri-business through education, communication & research through development of a Global Agri-Business Center

Here is a look at a few agri-business companies located in Kansas:


Headquartered in Kansas, Edenspace is an award winning leader in the development and commercial use of living plants for renewable fuels and environmental applications.

Edenspace is creating new and innovative ways to reduce fossil fuel dependence and sustain the environment. Their products and technology can be of use in many industries.

With products and technology in agbiotech, biofuels, bioproducts, nutrition, phytoremediation, and environmental services; Edenspace is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Innovator Award, Environmental Business Journal's Technology Award, and the DaimlerChrysler Environmental Excellence Award.


Agriboard specializes in the development of “green” building systems made from compressed wheat or rice straw.

AgriBoard Panels easily substitute for traditional construction materials including blocks, tilt wall, ICFs, poured in place concrete walls, steel and wood construction; offering superior performance and lower costs.

More than 80% of Agriboard’s panels consist of straw left over after the grain has been harvested. In the past, much of this straw was burned, adding to air pollution.

Over the past several years, the company has developed strategic partnerships with major financial institutions and retailers to construct buildings using Agriboard's proprietary compressed agricultural fiber board panels.


Ventria Bioscience is a privately held biopharmaceutical company with a product pipeline enabled by ExpressTec. ExpressTec is a patented, plant-based recombinant protein manufacturing technology that delivers a ten-fold higher recombinant protein yield than other plant-based systems.

Ventria Bioscience's platform technology delivers meaningful and sustainable economic advantages by enabling new product opportunities that were not previously available. It can be used to develop new biotherapeutics, novel vaccines, reagents for biomanufacturing, and industrial and biofuel enzymes.

Ventria Bioscience's internal Therapeutic Pipeline includes new human therapeutic products and vaccines for controlling zoonotic disease. Ventria Bioscience also provides access to its platform technology through contract manufacturing services. Ventria Bioscience has an extensive intellectual property portfolio of more than 100 issued patents, exclusive licenses to issued patents, and patents in prosecution. These patents provide long-term sustainable advantage to Ventria Bioscience's manufacturing technology and product portfoli.

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