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Late-breaking Program Addition to Our Conference!

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will join us for a breakfast talk 7:30 a.m., Saturday morning, January 21, 2012. This is an opportunity to hear from the country’s most prominent sustainable agriculture advocate!

Kathleen Merrigan was appointed second in command at the USDA by President Obama in 2009. In this position she has remained a fearless fighter for programs and policies that support sustainable agriculture.  

She manages USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, which emphasizes the need for a fundamental and critical reconnection between producers and consumers while revitalizing rural economies by supporting local and regional food systems in rural America.

Come to the conference and learn about the important work Deputy Secretary Merrigan is doing at USDA. A question and answer period will take place after her presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion. 

We are honored to have Deputy Secretary Merrigan join us!