Agricultural Education Town Hall Meeting Today

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is pleased to announce a special Agriculture Education Town Hall meeting

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

featuring Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, and Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, on Wednesday, April 18, at 12:15 p.m. Central Time at the Pioneer Farm.

The meeting will be webcast via the following link: http://mediasite.uwplatt.edu/UWP/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=861a8128-9c05-4b33-913c-c66036954625

The event will take place before 300 invited high school and university students and educators at the Agriculture Education Pavilion at Pioneer Farm, located at 29200 College Farm Rd., Platteville.

“The purpose of this town hall conversation will be to engage agriculture educators and students who aspire to teach agriculture in a conversation about elevating the teaching profession and strengthening agriculture education overall,” said John White, deputy assistant secretary for Rural Outreach in the U.S. Department of Education. “There is a shortage of agriculture teachers nationally. U.S. Department of Education’s goal is to make teaching not only America’s most important profession, but America’s most respected profession.”

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