Join us: Conference call with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

FFA members and students in agricultural education across the country have been invited to a special meeting Monday with the head of the United States Department of Agriculture.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is hosting a live conference call Monday, May 7, 2012, to discuss the importance of agricultural education with youth across the country. He’ll also be discussing the need to keep higher education affordable.

We’d love for FFA members to join the call, and share their input on the importance of agriculture education. If you’re interested, here are the call details:

Monday, May 7  11-11:30am EDT
Phone Number: 888-396-9931
Passcode: SECY (Given Verbally)

We’ll be on the call, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts during and after! Use hashtag #AgEdCall on Twitter to join the conversation!

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2 comments on “Join us: Conference call with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

  1. I was an Organic Dairy Farmer in Vermont In 1958 I won the New England in Winter Green Pastures Contest over several hundred coventional farmers all using chemicals. The Judges noted I had the best roughage and healthest herd they saw on thier 2000 mile journay in February. That was 54 years ago and I was snubbed then and things havn”t changed much. My fertilizer of mostly cow manure and rock phosphate stayed where I put it down, Two simple early experiments convinced me Organic was the best. Phosphorous is runing out and could be gone in 30 years. Why doesn’t the USDA find a FFA Chapter to start a program doing Organic. If I can get an email address I would like to send an article to someone before Monday May 7th. I wrote about the pollution of Nitrogen and Posphorous in the Chesapeake Bay and what the EPA is blaming it on printed 04/24/12. 1-540-875-9059

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