Kansas, we can add another star we have reached through the difficulties!
In February 2007, I challenged the Kansas Legislature to lean forward and invest in our state’s research infrastructure to create a new economy for Kansans now and into the future. I asked them to fight for a new federal laboratory needed to research plant and animal health. I warned it would be difficult, but the merits were on our side.
Now, May 2015, we are celebrating the groundbreaking of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan at Kansas State University.
It took a huge team effort, but we have earned opportunities to keep our states’ best and brightest working here at home, raising their families and realizing a vibrant future. We have gained opportunities for Kansas to lead the nation in cutting edge research. And we have created opportunities for us to protect our food supply, our economy and our rural way of life. Ad Astra Per Aspera.
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts