TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A management consultant and former Kansas State University student body president has been appointed assistant secretary of the state Department of Agriculture.
Acting Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey announced the hiring of Hill City native Jake Worcester on Thursday.
Worcester has a degree from Kansas State in agricultural economics and grew up working on his family's farm.
He recently served as vice president of Peak Solutions USA, a leadership and management consulting firm for manufacturing and agriculture. He also served as a full-time executive for the Kansas FFA Foundation and as director of development for the Kansas State School of Leadership Studies.
Worcester and his wife live in Fort Collins, Colo., and will move to Manhattan in the spring.