Kevin L. Richards
Kevin Richards farms in the central Oregon high desert where his family grows hybrid carrot seed, grass seed, peppermint oil, alfalfa, wheat and hay on 600 irrigated acres.
Prior to returning to full-time farming, Kevin served as Director of Regulatory Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Public Policy Team. He specialized in issues relating to biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, and international regulation and trade.
Kevin has also worked as an international economic advisor on policy and development issues ranging from environmental regulation to infrastructure investment and public finance. He has experience working overseas with government officials and industry leaders in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Pakistan.
Kevin attended Oregon State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics, and Georgetown University, where he earned Masters’ degrees in public policy and economics.