After delivering a message about agro-defense to both the Kansas House and Senate, Senator Pat Roberts waves as he exits the House Chambers in Topeka. Roberts, pictured on Monday, is leading an initiative to draw in a national agro-defense facility to Kansas. Clockwise from top left in background is House Speaker Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, Senate President Stephen Morris, R-Hugoton, Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, Rep. Mike Oneal, R-Hutchinson, and Larry Powell, R-Garden City.
Laura Gasbarre, mayor of Leavenworth, speaks during a press conference Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., along with Tom Thorton, left, of the Kansas Bio-Science Authority and Ron Trewyn, right, representing Kansas State University and Manhattan. The three discussed Sen. Pat Roberts speech before the legislature on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility relocating in Kansas.
Thomas Thornton, President and CEO of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, addresses the media on the effort to attract a federal agro-defense lab to Kansas. Thronton said the lab could attract many high-paying jobs and help establish Kansas as a leader in the bioscience industry.
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts addresses members of the Kansas House and Senate during a joint gathering to discuss the possibilty of attracting a federal agro-defense lab to Kansas. Roberts said on Monday morning in the House Chamber that the lab could attract hundreds of high-paying jobs and help spur additional economic development.