Making the Most of the August Congressional Recess
Growing up on a small cattle and row crop operation in eastern Kansas, the turning of the calendar page to August meant many things: back-to-school shopping, the county fair, cooler morning air while doing chores and trying to get the last of the alfalfa hay baled. But for members of Congress and their staff, August means one thing: recess. . . The August recess presents an excellent opportunity for telling agriculture’s story, but farmers and ranchers may wonder, “How do I make the best use of time with my elected official?” I started my career working for an elected official and offer the tips below for making the most of the August recess.