WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently appointed a new team to handle agriculture and trade policy in Washington, D.C., and Kansas. Legislative Assistant Judd Gardner, Legislative Correspondent Trey Joy and State Agriculture Representative John Sachse will serve Kansans as part of Sen. Moran’s agriculture team.
“Judd, Trey and John are important additions to my legislative staff,” Sen. Moran said. “Their backgrounds allow them to understand first-hand the challenges Kansas farmers and ranchers face. Ensuring a bright future for agriculture in our state is one of my top priorities in the Senate, and I am confident they will serve Kansans well on my behalf.”
Gardner and Joy—based in Washington, D.C.—will focus their efforts on agriculture and trade policy, as well as meet and work with Kansans and agriculture organizations to address policy concerns. Sachse—based in Manhattan, Kan.—will meet and work with constituents from across the state, including county leadership and agriculture organizations, to address policy concerns.
Gardner has advocated on behalf of agriculture interests for a number of years, including a stint with the House Committee on Agriculture. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in agricultural sciences from West Texas A&M University. Gardner was raised on a cow-calf operation in central New Mexico.
Joy achieved a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from Fort Hays State University. While at Fort Hays State, he was elected mayor of Smith Center, Kan., where he served for more than five years focusing his efforts on rural economic development. Additionally, Joy and his twin brother are fifth generation farmers in Smith County.
Sachse achieved a bachelor’s degree in animal science, with a minor in agricultural economics at Kansas State University. At K-State, he held numerous leadership positions in agriculture-related organizations including co-founding the K-State Collegiate Cattlemen’s Club. Additionally, he holds his Masters of Beef Advocacy and is Beef Quality Assurance Certified. Sachse will be residing in Manhattan, Kan.