Meet the Farmhands: Mike Torrey, Michael Torrey Associates

By Spencer Chase

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After a few stops around Washington, Mike Torrey decided to start his own government relations firm. A little more than a decade later, he talks with Agri-Pulse about his time in town and what he's learned along the way. (:40, timeline of Mike's career; 3:30, how Mike's upbringing helped his understanding in farm policy; 4:40, how agriculture is viewed on Capitol Hill, at CFTC, and at USDA; 6:30, the role of Mike's previous jobs in his current position; 8:00, Kansas' influence in D.C.; 9:15, background on Michael Torrey Associates; 10:45, the challenges of starting a government affairs firm from scratch; 12:00, why he went out on his own; 14:35, Mike's family; 15:20, Mike's hobbies; 16:20, Mike's FFA background; 18:45, practical jokes around the office; 19:50, advice to Mike's younger self)

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