MANHATTAN – U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Dodge City, and Jerry Moran, R-Manhattan, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler/Hutchinson, took a tour Friday of the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan.

“I am glad to see firsthand the ongoing construction,” said Roberts, chairman of the NBAF in Kansas Steering Committee.

NBAF will be a bio-containment facility for the study of diseases that threaten the nation’s livestock, agriculture and public health. It will create up to 1,500 construction jobs and 450 permanent jobs. It will generate an estimated economic impact of $3.5 billion in its first 20 years, a press release from the lawmakers said.