Meet the Farmhands: Joel Leftwich, Senate Agriculture Committee

By Spencer Chase

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Agri-Pulse's Meet the Farmhands series returns for a conversation with Senate Agriculture Committee Chief of Staff Joel Leftwich. He talks with Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase about his time on Capitol Hill and his boss' unique vocabulary. (:40, Joel's career timeline; 3:15, Joel's relatively quick rise to being a chief of staff; 4:30, coming back to Capitol Hill; 5:25, Joel's biggest career lesson; 7:00, why a former coworker called Joel "fiercely loyal;" 8:15, a day in the life as the chief of staff; 11:55, handling policy differences with the boss; 13:30, differences between being in the majority and the minority on Capitol Hill; 14:35, favorite Sen. Roberts line; 16:40, Joel's college basketball career; 18:15, the Tough Mudder; 19:50, advice he'd give his younger self)

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