WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently appointed a new member to his agriculture policy team in Washington, D.C. Garrett Kays of Weir, Kan., will serve as a Legislative Correspondent in Sen. Moran’s Washington, D.C., office working alongside Legislative Assistant Judd Gardner.
“Garrett is an important addition to my legislative staff,” Sen. Moran said. “His background allows him to understand first-hand the challenges facing Kansas farmers and ranchers. Ensuring a bright future for agriculture in our state is one of my top priorities in the Senate, and I am confident he will serve Kansans well on my behalf.”
Kays will focus his efforts on agriculture and energy policy, as well as meet and work with Kansans and agriculture organizations to address policy concerns.
Kays will receive a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University next month. He previously served as an intern in Sen. Moran’s office, as well as at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Land O’Lakes and Kansas State University. In addition to his studies and work experience, Kays was raised on a small cow/calf operation in Weir. He has been engaged in agriculture his entire life; he serves as a College of Agriculture Ambassador and was selected as a national Farm Foundation Roundtable Undergraduate Cultivator, among other accolades.