It was refreshing to hear Secretary Vilsack proclaim that the "safest bet in America is our farmers". Secretary Vilsack's passion for agriculture was very evident.
Former President Clinton focused on his Global Climate Change Initiative and our need to educate the rest of the world on how to feed themselves.
We would love to send former President Clinton some Beef Bucks!
Next we headed to the National Association of Counties beautiful headquarters where they shared with us how they assist counties with a myriad of issues and needs.
We ended the day with a spirited conversation with the Environmental Working Group, the group that among other things, posts farm subsidies online.
Sarah Jorgensen, Todd Mortenson and Noelle Harding
|Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack|
|Former President Bill Clinton addressing the Ag Outlook audience|
Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Ag Secretary and
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack
|USDA Ag Outlook Forum|
|Leadership training at Nat'l Assoc. of Counties|