Ranking Member Boozman Announces Staff Addition

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that Carley Esser will be joining as professional staff on the Republican side of the committee.

Esser will manage Title I commodity programs and crop insurance. Prior to joining the committee, Esser served as a senior legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) where she handled the agriculture committee portfolio in addition to trade, energy, environment, education, foreign aid, transportation and infrastructure.

“Carley will be a great addition to our already strong team, and we are excited to welcome her onboard. Title 1 commodity programs are essential to those who grow the crops we rely on to feed, fuel and clothe the nation. Carley’s knowledge and skillset make her well-positioned as a strong advocate for all producers, and their individual needs, as we begin drafting the next farm bill,” Boozman said.

“Carley Esser’s knowledge and expertise in the field of agriculture is unparalleled. Over the course of her three years serving Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District, she finalized our office’s priorities for the successful 2018 Farm Bill and oversaw the passage of the USMCA in 2019, both of which resulted in huge wins for our state and farming communities nationwide. While I am sad to see her depart my staff as she transitions to a new role, I am excited that the Senate agriculture committee has added a trusted and exemplary mind to their seasoned team and wish her the best,” Hartzler said.

A native of Boonville, Missouri, Esser is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned a bachelors’ degree in agriculture education, with minors in international agriculture and agriculture economics. She previously served as a global strategies coordinator for the U.S. Grains Council before embarking on her Capitol Hill career.