Representative Sharon Schwartz was recognized at KSU Swine Day for her contribution to the swine industry throughout her career. Schwartz, first elected to the legislature in 1996, is also a former KPA president.
During her tenure as a legislator, Schwartz has served as the chair of agriculture, chair and vice chair of appropriations and chair of rules and regulations committees.
Schwartz is not seeking re-election when her term is up, but plans to remain active in water policy and retain her seat on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for the Governor’s Water Vision.
Over 335 producers, industry professionals and students attended the event and 36 exhibitors were set up during the trade show.
Program highlights included KSU swine nutrition research updates, including feed processing and feed mill biosecurity; disease research on PRRS/PCV, deep sequencing and influenza; and information on the veterinary feed directive that will take place Jan. 1, 2017.
KPA is a sponsor of this event.
Schwartz recognized at Swine Day