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April 04, 2011
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Senator Jerry Moran to Speak at K-State’s April 28 ‘Food for Thought’ Event

 Lecture to be at Kansas Farm Bureau


MANHATTAN, Kan. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will speak at the Kansas Farm Bureau on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. This lecture is the third installment in the K-State student and young alumni group Food for Thought’s Dr. Dan Upson lecture series.


Sen. Moran will discuss current issues facing the agriculture industry and will re-affirm his longtime support for agriculture education. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Raised in Plainville, Kan., Sen. Moran is a leading advocate in the U.S. Senate for protecting and preserving the special way of life in Kansas. The senator serves on the following committees: Appropriations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Veterans’ Affairs; Small Business; and the Special Committee on Aging. Sen. Moran also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies.

Prior to his election to the Senate on Nov. 2, 2010, then-Congressman Moran served Kansans in the “Big First” Congressional district for seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, then-Congressman Moran worked with colleagues to craft legislation that allowed Kansas farms and ranches to remain viable in today’s competitive global marketplace.

The lecture sponsor, Food for Thought, is a grass-roots group of K-Staters who seek to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers. The group includes undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students, as well as young alumni. More information about Food For Thought is available at the group's blog, on Facebook or on Twitter.

The Upson lecture series is named after Dr. Dan Upson, K-State retired professor emeritus. Dr. Upson taught in K-State’s College of Veterinary medicine for 35 years before retiring with Emeritus status in 1994. He has received numerous awards for his dedication to classroom teaching and the veterinary profession.



K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

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