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Secretary Vilsak's visit

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits Vermont.


On Saturday February 13, 2010, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the state of Vermont.  Accompanied by Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Representative Peter Welch, Secretary Vilsack addressed a dairy town meeting in Burlington, the Northeast Organic Farming Association annual meeting at the University of Vermont, and the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery annual meeting in St Albans.


At each stop Secretary Vilsack talked about the challenges facing farmers and took questions from the audience. Questions covered a variety of issues.  However, dairy, organic farming, and locally grown food were on the minds of many members of the audience.

The day was concluded with a round table discussion on local issues at the office of Senator Patrick Leahy.


Photo album of the Secretary's visit. (pdf 2.6 MB)