SC Alumnus Josh Svaty Named Acting Secretary of Agriculture

Release Date: 
July 16, 2009

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