Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: South Ballroom of the Memorial Union
Presenter: Tom Vilsack, former Iowa governor and head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
As United States Secretary of Agriculture, Vilsack has pioneered innovative approaches to promote long-term economic growth in rural America, focusing on investments in broadband internet and renewable energy. Under his leadership, USDA has helped farmers and ranchers produce a safe, affordable and abundant food supply, conserve our natural resources, and provide healthier school meals to our nation’s children. USDA is also part of a government-wide effort taking action to meet the combined challenges of feeding a growing global population, mitigating the effects of climate change and meeting increasing energy demands at home and abroad. 4:30 pm reception will precede the lecture in the South Ballroom. Part of the World Affairs Series.