Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Highlight the Resiliency and Productivity of American Agriculture, Announce Grants to Help Cultivate the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers at Farm Progress Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA Office of Communications   
Thursday, 30 August 2012 07:23

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2012 – TOMORROW, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will highlight the resiliency and productivity of American agriculture at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa. The Secretary will discuss the ongoing drought, USDA’s efforts to assist producers, and the importance of passing the food, farm and jobs bill. Secretary Vilsack will also highlight the need to cultivate a new generation of farmers to sustain and build upon what is now the most productive period in history for American agriculture. To that end, he will announce funding to organizations across 24 states, including Iowa, that will help beginning farmers and ranchers with the training and resources needed to run productive, sustainable farms.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

11:15 a.m. CDT

WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will highlight the resiliency and productivity of American agriculture, announce funding for beginning farmers and ranchers at the Farm Progress Show

 

WHERE: Farm Progress Show- Media Tent

1827 217th Street

Boone, IA
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