Sterling College graduate Josh Svaty ‘02, currently Kansas’ 108th District State Representative, has been named by Governor Mark Parkinson as Acting Secretary of Agriculture.
“Farming is in Svaty’s blood – he’s the fifth generation to farm in Ellsworth County,” Parkinson said. “He’s demonstrated tremendous leadership in the Kansas House of Representatives and he’s going to do a great job leading the Department of Agriculture. I know Svaty has loved serving the people of the 108th, and is excited about now serving the entire state as a Cabinet Secretary.”
Svaty has served as the State Representative of the 108th District in Kansas since 2003. He served most recently on the committees for Energy and Utilities; he was the ranking member on Agriculture and Natural Resources; and he is on the joint committee on Energy and Environmental Policy. Svaty has spoken nationally a