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Distinguished Guests and Visitors

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and U.S. Representative Roger Marshall

February 23, 2017

 Senator Roberts and Representative Marshall with Higgs and Dorhout

 (L-R) BRI Director Stephen Higgs, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry), U.S. Representative Roger Marshall (Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee), and Peter Dorhout, Vice President for Research, toured the BRI while in Manhattan for the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill titled, "Hearing from the Heartland: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Kansas."


President Myers and Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle

January 25, 2017

General Myers, Thomas Daschle, Stephen Higgs

(L-R) K-State President Richard B. Myers (General, USAF-retired), Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle, and Stephen Higgs, BRI Director, toured the BRI during the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense.


International Officers

September 6, 2016

International Officers - pic1

International Officers - Group 2

Two groups of International Officers (113) from 87 countries take time from their year at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth to visit the BRI.


United States Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kansas

August 23, 2016 

Senator Moran learns about Zika from Director Higgs

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran learns about the Zika virus from Stephen Higgs, BRI Director


Robert Gates, former US Secretary of Defense

May 11, 2012

Robert Gates

(L-R) BRI Research Director Stephen Higgs, Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, BRI Director of Operations Scott Rusk, K-State Vice President for Research Ron Trewyn

Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture; US Senator Pat Roberts and US Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins 

April 10, 2012

Group by sign

(L-R) K-State President Kirk Schulz, US Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, BRI Research Director Stephen Higgs, US Senator Pat Roberts, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack